Upsizing in Place

Adding on involves planning, to match new logs to old.
By Jim Cooper

Log homes are planned and built to last. As time passes, you may find yourself needing more room. If so, consider an addition, especially if you’re happy with your current home.

The biggest decision is whether to build a second level or tack space onto […]

Sitting Pretty: Decks and Porches

Log-home living is as much about the living as it is the logs. A lot of that living occurs outside the home. Porches and decks — integral ingredients of log homes — transport log-home living into the outdoors. Often, it’s to gaze at the view, whether mighty or modest, but sometimes it’s just to sit […]

Entry Points

Create a lasting first impression with distinctive doors designed to complement your logs and greet guests in style. Add coordinating hinges and handles or knobs to complete the look.

1. Mahogany door with hand-carved panels by McDonovan, custommade.com.
2. Double door with dark mahogany finish, rolemodelmovement.com.

3. Custom door with historic design, artfactory.com.
4. Knotty alder door, 8’x3’ with […]

Guide to Building Your Log Home

Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.

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.

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

A little TLC will keep your log home like new for a lifetime.

Building with Trees

Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.

How To: Create a DIY Vertical Garden

Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own personalized vertical garden.

7 Expert Tips for a Perfect Deck

From conception to construction, build a fantastic deck that's functional, too.