Wood to the Max

Logs and timber elements combine for a distinctive Ontario home.
Photos courtesy of 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame.

Americans sometimes forget that Canada also has a long log tradition. This Ontario home exemplifies the craft. It features eastern white pine logs, hewn 8-by-12-inches square, finished rough on the outsides and smooth inside, with tight fitting dovetail […]

7 Log & Timber Bedrooms of Your Dreams

From Wisconsin to Washington to North Carolina, these log & timber home bedrooms span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the bedrooms are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log/timber home’s story!

1. Lakeside Living. A Wisconsin half-log home delivers full-log […]

7 Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Hearth

As the thermostat drops, nothing can replace the permeating warmth of sitting hearth side in your custom wood home — and who says you can’t bring that same comfort outside? For instant ideas and inspiration for your outdoor hearth, check out seven of our favorites. Plus, you can click on each photo to take a […]

6 Drool-Worthy Log Home Exteriors

From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the exteriors are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log home’s story!

1. Rustic Living in a Wisconsin Log Home
Most people who choose half-log […]

Big Sky Wonder

A Montana home showcases splendid scenery and a novel log look.
Story by Roland Sweet
Photos courtesy of Pioneer Log Homes

To say this log home fulfills a lifelong dream is no exaggeration. Californians Karen and Tom spent their early years together backpacking and camping in the Rockies and realized there was where they wanted to build a […]

A Dream Log Home in Ohio

A couple’s hard work pays off in the home of their dreams.
Story by Roland Sweet
Photos courtesy of Coshocton Crest Lodge

Few people build their own log home these days, but some relish fixing up old ones. Mike and Chelsea Palubiak are two of those people.

The Ohio couple bought their log home in 2011, intending it for […]

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Cozy to the Max: How to Use Your Small Space Effectively

15 steps to get the most from a small home.
Small log homes remain popular for two reasons: They’re affordable and provide close-quarter comfort. Squeezing everything into a cozy design can be challenging, however. When planning your small home, it helps to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve.

1. Borrow space within an open floor […]

Rustic Living in a Wisconsin Log Home

A Wisconsin home proves that half-logs are better than none.
Photos by Scott Amundson

Most people who choose half-log homes do so to modify the log look, usually with drywall. Not so for the owners of this home, located on 6.2 acres with 250 feet of lake frontage in northwestern Wisconsin. They wanted wood from floor to […]

New Look for Old Logs: Renovation of a Mount Hood Ski Lodge

A facelift transforms a Mount Hood home into an inviting ski lodge.
Story Donna Pizzi
Photos by BlackstoneEdge.com

At first glance, these Vancouver, Washington, homeowners believed that the fully furnished log home they purchased from its previous owners in Government Camp, Oregon, would be perfect for their needs. It was clear from the beginning, however, that the home’s […]