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Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
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4 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Home
Use these innovative examples and design tips to arrange the right ranch for your daily routine.
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Not only was this impressive Maine log home our favorite feature of 2006, it was featured on the top-rated show Extreme Makeove...
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
"Luxe Log Homes," a new design line by modular log home manufacturer Blue Ridge Log Cabins, boasts a distinctively modern West ...
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
With 170 acres of rolling western Pennsylvania farmland on which to build their log home, the Saymanskys can't lose.
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
According to electronics manufacturer GE, there are a number of reasons to ditch incandescent, halogen and even CFLs in favor o...
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
We break down the pros and cons of building and living in a ranch home for you
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
Working with your property's natural features can make hardscape strategies more appealing and affordable.
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
Ranch-style log homes eliminate the ups and downs of everyday life.
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
The Lewises’ southwest-facing site means plenty of sunlight pours into their log home.
11 Storage Tips for Small Log Homes
11 Storage Tips for Small Log Homes
Storage is at a premium in any home, no matter its size. But the smaller a house is, the more efficiently it has to perform. If...
7 Smart Storage Options for Your Log Home
7 Smart Storage Options for Your Small Log Home
Small log homes demand smart storage options. These clever options will help you stash your stuff in style.
Why a Log Home was Just Right
Why a Log Home was Just Right
The log home journey begins for Gary and Becky Saymansky! Come along with us as they plan, build and achieve their dream log ho...
Coventry Log Homes Celebrates 25 Years
Coventry Log Homes Celebrates 25 Years
It’s a Silver Anniversary for Coventry Log Homes!
Canada's True North Log Home Named Manufacturer of the Year
Canada’s True North Log Homes Named Manufacturer of the Year
True North Log Homes was an obvious choice in a crowded field of contenders for the Building Systems Councils’ first ever award.
The 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design Winners
The 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design Winners
May we present the Winning log and timber entries, as well as the Homes of Distinction (the runners up) of the 2017 Jerry Roule...
Woodsmith DIY: Make an Entryway Hall Tree
Woodsmith DIY: Make an Entryway Hall Tree
This stylish entryway hall tree project is the perfect storage solution for any hall or entryway. You’ll find places to stash y...
Log Home Road Trip: Montana
Log Home Road Trip: Montana
Load up the car and hit the road with us while we show you some of the best log home-related sites in Montana.
5 Montana Log Home Companies
5 Montana Log Home Companies
Looking to build your dream log home in Montana? Look no further than out your front door with these 5 local Montana log home c...
6 Amazing Places to Dine and Shop in Montana
6 Amazing Places to Dine +Shop in Montana
If you're road-tripping through Montana, you have to stop at these 6 places to dine and shop during your trip.