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  1. Custom-forged railings add distinctive personality to this sweeping staircase

    Testing Metal: Adding Majestic Metal Elegance to your Home

    Artisanal metalwork from Maynard Studios makes a statement.

  2. Log walls and beams sound a note of rustic romance in the master bedroom, where light and wood come together in perfect harmony. The custom pine bed was created by Maison Qisuk, the same company that built the home. It features a cherry wood base.

    The French Connection: A “Get Away” Log Home in Canada

    A couple from Marseille builds a getaway home across the ocean in Canada.

  3. The entry highlights the various reclaimed materials-moss-and-lichen covered logs, shingles, stone-used on the home. While it makes the home feel as if it's old and a long-time part of the site, it announces that what's behind the door is going to be inviting and warm.

    Everything Old: A Reclaimed Cozy Cabin

    Building a new log home for the ages.

  4. A 15-foot trestle-style table accommodates a crowd. The smooth plank top highlights the wood's unique grain.

    Fresh Picked Farm Tables

    Farm tables stretch to fit today’s open plans.

  5. This Georgia log home creates an imposing profile. Complementing the 8-by-12-inch logs are stone turrets flanking the metal-topped, timber-framed entry,a synthetic slate roof and windows punctuated by enchanting shutters.

    Georgia on the Mind

    THE OWNERS OF THIS LOG HOME in the Georgia highlands approached designer Michael Grant of Modern Rustic Homes.

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    Authentic Cabin Remodel | A Small Good Thing

    This loving authentic cabin remodel stands tribute to its late owner’s vision.

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    How To Tile a Floor

    Give your cabin an underfoot makeover in one day with a fresh tile pattern.

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    Modern Cabin Design

    A luxe Montana home that proves “contemporary cabin” isn’t a contradiction in terms.

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    10 Questions to Ask Your Lender

    10 questions you should ask a lender before starting a construction loan and signing a purchase agreement

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  11. River stone accents the pillars on the front porch. Although manufactured stone could have provided a less-costly option, Jim is a big proponent of stone in his designs and would have a hard time advising a client to use the real thing if he didn’t use it on his own residence, he says.

    Natural Appeal

    A Maryland timber home connects with the outdoors while still providing visual interest inside with its attention to detail.

  12. Ample windows were paramount to allowing plenty of natural light into the cabin.

    Everlasting Views | A Cabin for Aging in Place

    A Montana timber cabin designed with scenery and aging-in-place provisions in mind

  13. Slide-out shelves are perfect for storing small appliances that aren’t subject to everyday use. Lazy Susans are another great solution to optimize corner cabinet space.

    Small Kitchen Design

    Your kitchen may be short on square footage, but with a clever design, it can score big in storage, work space and style.

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    Sensory Gardens

    Use relaxing sights, sounds and smells to create a sweet garden retreat.

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    Falling for Fall Colors

    3 hot autumn shades to update your cabin

  16. Cheaply made sofas, chairs and loveseats can quickly outlive the value of an upfront discount by the number of times they need to be replaced. Instead, search for a well-made, affordable option that will last more than a couple of years.

    Buy Savvy

    How to furnish your new cabin as cost-effectively as possible

  17. The porch provides an overarching view of the property, including that of a pivot watering system for the hayfields. “The first cut is in early July, and the second is in late August/early September,” says Tom Sallinger. He sells 75 percent of the hay and keeps the rest for his cattle.

    Bunkhouse Renovation

    A Montana ranch is brought back to life, including a cozy bunkhouse that reflects its Western setting.

  18. Various fruits, including shiny pomegranates, provide a mixture of color and texture for an eye-catching holiday wreath. Courtesy of POM wonderful

    How To: Finish Pomegranates to Create Festive Decorations

    3 techniques to create eye-catching pomegranate decorations

  19. The home includes a wraparound porch that covers two-thirds of the exterior. Outdoor flush-mount lighting helps illuminate the space.

    Lakefront Log Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How a log-home dream became a lakefront retirement reality

  20. Leatherman One-Handed Tool

    Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

    4 home-improvement tools to consider adding to your tool box for maintenance projects


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