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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.

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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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    Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

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

  4. Although the individual modules themselves may appear small, when multiple modules are combined as a unit, they can total a few hundred square feet or a few thousand.

    Big-Box Building | Modular Cabin Construction

    Modular cabin construction provides a quick, efficient alternative to on-site building methods.

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    Editor’s Picks: Energy-Efficient Products

    4 products to help you create a healthier, more efficient cabin

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    Stay Dry | 7 Tips for Managing Bad Weather

    Flooding can be one of the devastating effects of a hurricanes. If your cabin happens to be located in an area frequently affected by these storms, early summer is a great time to get it ready. Here are seven tips to help you prepare.

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    Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

    7 questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to act as your own general contractor for your cabin’s construction

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    5 Tips to a Healthier Home

    We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, according to the Healthy House Institute. So take a fresh approach to how you spend that inside time with these hints for a cleaner interior environment.

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    Russian Log-Home Architecture

    Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects, and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception to this. Russians have a unique and special attitude with respect to their forest resources. This attitude is based on old Orthodox culture and Russian rituals associated with logging and construction. Russians […]

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    Energy-Efficient Systems for Your Cabin

    Key considerations in weighing the costs and benefits of energy-efficient systems in a cabin versus a primary home

  11. The home was constructed with not only energy efficiency in mind, but also low maintenance. “Ninety percent of the water off the roofs is collected in gutters and piped into the cistern for use in the irrigation system,” Peter details, “and 100 percent of plant materials are native plants that should require little or no watering once they’ve been established.”

    Energy-Efficient Construction of a Concrete Cabin

    An architect uses an energy-efficient concrete material to construct a LEED-certified cabin that’s as cozy as it is functional.

  12. A solar-water heating system was used by Greenland Energy Dynamics for the 2011 Net-Zero Home of Tomorrow ( Credit: Gregg Fuscaldo and David Yates photo

    5 Green Myths Debunked

    Looking to add energy-efficiency features to your cabin? Make sure you know the facts.

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    How-To: Install Solar Power

    Tips from author Eric Smith on harnessing the sun’s power to the benefit of your home — and your utility bill.

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    Backup Power Generators

    Backup generator power may be a great addition to your cabin’s system to ensure power at all times – regardless of the main source.

  15. Smart meters have some service benefits, but they have several pitfalls as well. Credit:© Henk Jacobs

    Smart Meters and Monitoring Your Consumption

    Know the difference between smart meters and smart homes.

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    Starting Point: 10 Steps to Making Your Cabin Dream Come True

    Is your New Year’s resolution to stop dreaming and start doing something to bring your dream cabin to reality?

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #29, Finishing Work Pt. 3

    Wiring presents unique challenges to log homes, which requires serious forethought in terms of outlet location. Here’s how our bloggers did it.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #26, Closing In the House and Preparing For the Subcontractors

    As the finishing touches are placed on the exterior, our bloggers prepare for the interior work ahead.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #25, Finishing the Roof and Building Porches

    Our bloggers finally get their home under roof, while some simultaneous building process tweaks are made to minimize injury on the work site.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #24, And Now the Roof Pt. 2

    Our bloggers breathe a sign of relief as their log home finally becomes completely under roof, providing better protection against the elements as further construction takes place.

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