General Log Home FAQs

The editors of Log Homes Illustrated get you started with these basic concepts and terms.

Chemists Help to Improve Wood Stains

Oil-based stains are still popular and effective, but increasingly, new formulas are being used for log home stains.

A Guide to Financing a Log Home

The basics of log home financing are presented in this easy-to-understand summary.

Protecting Your Wood From Insects

Borate-based preservatives help homeowners prevent damage to their wood.

10 Questions to Ask Your Log Home Lender

An insider gives you the advice you need regarding financing a log home.

Staining Your Log Home 101

Log homes need staining for preservation and beauty. It's a fundamental part of owning a wood structure.

Choosing A Traditional Masonry Fireplace

If you want a hand-created fireplace, here are some things to know.

Cowboy Decor: Ideas for Homes on the Range

Decorating your log home, Western style.

25 Tips to the Perfect Floor Plan

25 expert tips for designing your perfect floor plan.

Special Spaces: Five Unique Areas to Include in Your Log Home

When designing your log home, add a few extra personal places, from quiet corners to neat niches.