Recycle Those Trees

If you’re clearing a wooded lot to build your log home, don’t hire someone to haul away the trees you cut down. At the very least, they’ll probably make good firewood. But you might be able to do better.

In a few cases, the trees you cut down can be used for your house logs. Just […]

Cedar Log Truths

If cedar has such good natural preservatives, why doesn’t every log-home company sell cedar logs?

A: You’ve indirectly answered your own question. Buyers often wonder whether there’s a best wood for logs. Well, if there were, it makes sense that every company would have to use it or else lose business to competitors who did. Truth […]

Video: Choosing Corners For Your Log Home

This video will discuss the different types of corner systems and construction methods available for your log home project.

Video: The Difference Between Log & Timber Homes

Log and timber homes are defined by the way they are built and the material they’re made from.

Restoring a Neglected Log Home

Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps.

Before You Break Ground

Answer these questions to make sure you’re ready to build.
By Jim Cooper

1. Do you own the land where your home will be built?
This might seem obvious, but homes are started every year on the assumption that the owner holds clear legal title to the construction site. When a lending institution is involved, its requirements will […]

What’s the Difference? How Handcrafted and Milled Logs Compare

Learn the differences between handcrafted and milled logs.

Old Wood, New Life | Reclaimed Timber Q&A

Reclaimed timber isn't cheap, but it offers a world of charm and uses in your new home. Here's how to find it and gauge its quality.

Exterior Log Home Style: Basic Wood Types

The wood species you choose for your log home will affect its look but not its performance.

New Log Modular Building System In Tennessee

Horizon Manufacturing Offering Full Log System