Old is Gold

Buying a used log home doesn’t mean furnishing it from scratch.

Create a Construction Schedule For Your Log Home

A realistic construction schedule can keep your log-home project on track.

Restoring a Neglected Log Home

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

Construction Financing: Creating A Draw Schedule

Once you’ve gotten construction financing, you’ll need to figure out how to allocate the money while the home is being built. You’d be foolish to pay for the entire project upfront, but you can’t wait until the end because workers have to be paid and materials must be bought through the six months to a […]

7 Questions to Answer Before You Start Building

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 […]

Upward Mobility: Staircases for Your Log Home

Stairs in a log home are reason enough to have an upper level. Besides being easier to climb than ladders, staircases add an up-and-down look that plays against horizontal wall logs. And in homes whose loft overlooks the great room, stairs transition to eye-catching railings or coordinate with the logwork itself. Custom details turn them into […]

Financing Your Wood Home

Assess your finances and plan for your home-building budget so you can make your dream home attainable.

Finance Your Dream

This free article aims to help you assess your finances and create a budget plan for your custom log home.

Building a Log Home

The construction phase is where planning and design come together. Here's a step-by-step look at the process.

How Will Your Home Look and Live?

This free download introduces some ideas to guide you while designing your special home.