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Popular Log Home Wood Species

A sampling of popular log home wood species and their attributes.

Northern White Cedar
Area harvested: Maine and Great Lakes states
Heartwood colors: […]

What is a Log Building System?

In addition to its superior good looks, a log building system works a little differently than conventional construction. Here’s how.

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The Step-by-Step Story of a Family Log Home

Over the course of the next year, we’ll follow the Murphys, a family who had big log home dreams to […]

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Star Quality – Why the best log homes stand out from the rest

As you research log homes, you'll discover there are major differences in various types and brands of house logs, and this results in substantial differences in design and construction.

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 […]

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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Infinite Possibilities

With a blank slate in front of you, designing your own home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. Don’t be […]

Delineating Space in an Open Floor Plan

While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you may need to do a lot of thinking about how to delineate each […]