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    Home Flooring Options

    Alternatives to wood

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    Feed the Fire: Low-Emission Fuel Sources

    Keep the home fires burning with these pollution-free alternatives to firewood.

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    Company Spotlight: Wisconsin Log Homes

    We share five of our favorite log retreats from Green Bay-based Wisconsin Log Homes.

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    Favorite Small Log Cabins

    Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008 Russ McConnell photo Main Level Upper Level Details: Square footage: 1,300 Location: Pine Mountain Club, California Wood species: Western red cedar Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia Featured: Log Home Living, September 2006 Living Images Photography photo Lower Level Main Level Details: Square footage: 800 Location: Red […]

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    Log-Building School

    If you have any inclination to build your log home yourself or be your own general contractor, consider going to school for it before you start carving out those notches.

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    Guide to Window Treatments for Log Homes

    Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, window treatments came with limited options—namely curtains, curtains and more curtains. But the times they are a changing. Today's window treatments come in all shapes and sizes, including many streamlined options that blend effortlessly with refined, rustic interiors. Whether you're looking to add some […]

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    What’s in Your Tool Box?

    Tool picks from a pro and one cool gadget giveaway.

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    Passive solar and other money-saving design ideas

    Passive solar and other smart-design ideas can save you money without huge upfront costs

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    Understanding Smoke Alarms

    Smoke alarms sound the early warning in home fires and save lives, so make sure you know what you’re buying.

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    5 Essential Log-Home Building Tips From a Pro

    Veteran log-home builder, Jim Cooper, passes along 5 pearls of wisdom every new homeowner should know.

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    Energy Star Certification: Big Bear Rustic Log Homes

    More proof that log homes are energy efficient as second company attains Energy Star certification

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    Saving trees: You can insist on building without killing

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the steps to take to ensure your dream home will have a dream setting.

  13. Greenest of the green homes

    Doctor-entrepreneur puts together a green home to demonstrate it can be done

  14. Building Green Tips from Custom Wood Homes

    Author is an expert on energy-efficient construction

  15. 6 quick steps to becoming more green

    Kermit would agree you should consider these environmental solutions

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    9 Simple Ways to Save Energy

    Want to save both money and energy? Check out these energy-efficient savings ideas from the Log Homes Council.

  17. 10 cutting-edge interior design ideas

    Here are the latest trends to create a green and fashionable interior

  18. Organic Architecture

    Bold new green designs grace a home in Chile

  19. Hardwood Flooring Q&A

    Self-authored piece from The Hardwood Council extols the virtues of hardwood flooring and gives maintenance tips

  20. Wood of Ages

    Reclaimed timber makes for high-character flooring

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