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Maintaining and Fixing Wood Floors
Need help fixing wood floors in your log home? With a little know-how, you can silence faulty floorboards, repair minor damage and restore a wood floor to its former glory.
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Life After Combat: A New Start and a New Home
A mortgage-free home helps a wounded officer start a new chapter in a new home.
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Floor Plans: A Cozy Cabin for a Historic Ranch
When you build on a ranch in an area with more than 5,000 documented archeological sites, you have to respect history.
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3 Flowers to Plant for Winter Now
Fight the winter landscape blahs with gorgeous and affordable flowers - options that keep the color popping around your log hom...
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Planning for a Log Home Addition
Calculating a log home addition doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these builder’s tips and you can score an A+.
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Money Matters
Sean Murphy shares the log home financial planning advice he wishes he’d paid attention to and offers some sound recommendation...
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The Story of a Log Home Woodcarver
Breathtaking realism and painstaking detail are the trademarks that separate woodcarver Lueb Popoff’s work from the pack.
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Outbuildings for Log Homes
Outside influence! The fun doesn’t have to stop with your log home. Whimsical (and colorful) outbuildings like sheds, pool hous...
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Sitting Pretty on a Log Home Deck
Can you imagine a log home without a porch or deck to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings? Log home decks are essential outd...
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Snug Sanctuaries in Log Homes
From bathrooms to bunkrooms, every log home needs that one restful retreat. Cuddle up with some of our favorite snug sanctuaries.
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Taking an Energy Audit in Your Log Home
After a flood soaked his family’s log home, Paul Peebles thought he just had a water problem, but soon he discovered air leakag...
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Considering All Angles of an Open-Concept Plan
An open-concept plan is all the rage these days, but is it right for you?
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Water Conservation Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard
You can conserve water AND have beautiful landscaping — plus save your cash for other projects. Check out our water conservatio...
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Infinite Possibilities
With a blank slate in front of you, designing your own home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated.
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Building an Air-Tight Log Home
Windows and doors can be a home’s biggest perpetrators of inefficiency. But you can block leakage and build an air-tight log home.
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A Soldier's Gift
“The resources you supply don’t just build homes, they rebuild the broken minds, bodies and spirits of the service members and ...
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The Woodsman: Master Craftsman & Furniture Maker
A master craftsman and furniture maker, Kelly Maxwell specializes in highly-figured wood, harvested right here in the U.S.A.
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Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes
Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about t...
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Delineate Space in your Open Floor Plan With Rugs
While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you'll need to think about how to delineate each of the areas within open floo...
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A Guide to Rug Care
A handsome area rug can have a major impact on a room. Choose carefully, and your rug will set the tone for an entire space, br...