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  1. Inspiration & Perspiration

    Inspiration & Perspiration A picturesque parcel of land influences a Wisconsin couple’s building decision Story by Linda VaccarielloPhotography by Roger Wade For David and Cindy Tork of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, the inspiration to build a log home came from the land. “It just said log home!” says David, describing the property along the Wisconsin River […]

  2. Set in Stone

    Set In StoneRockies bring out the best in a Colorado couple’s log home Story By Jenny DalenPhotography by Roger Wade When Mike and Karen Schutte bought a piece of land in northern Colorado in 1992, Mike thought it could be a great spot for a cozy log cabin. Karen, though, had her sights set on […]

  3. Home Style – Deck the halls

      Deck The HallsPersonalize the holidays with the power of creative thinking By Kurt Cyr If only for a brief period, the holiday season allows us to indulge in childlike flights of fantasy. That is the magic of the season. As temporary and fleeting as they may be, holidays become a font of memories. And that […]

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  5. On Design – Bath Design Do’s and Don’ts

    On Design by Megan Dyer Bath Design Dos & Don’ts Safety is the first priorityin designing your bathroom Today’s bathrooms are created and personalized with convenience in mind, from built-in hairdryers offered in different colors and finishes, to invigorating and calming saunas, to towel warmers designed to take the chill out of drying off. Even […]

  6. Up to Code

    Does your log home project meet local building requirements?

  7. Past, Present & Future

    Past, Present & Future Under nature’s watchful eye, a Wyoming couple renovates a masterpiece   Story by Michael BaxterPhotography by Roger Wade A 23-room log home with the heart of generations beating deep within its timbers sits a leisurely fishing line cast away from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Originally a somewhat disjointed mishmash of log buildings joined […]

  8. Establishing a Budget For Your Log Home

    by: Joseph L. Walsh | Log As you prepare to build the home of your dreams, you will need to prepare a comprehensive budget for the project. An honest budget from day one changes very little if you make the conscious decision to stick to it. With the exception of your expensive taste, there […]

  9. The Lap of Luxury

    The Lap of Luxury North Carolina family findsthe log home lifestyle is a custom fit Story by Candace AllenPhotography by Roger Wade “We looked at plans for conventional homes for about a year, but couldn’t find anything that flipped our switch,” Lynne Lowder says. That’s when her husband Tim brought home an issue of Log […]

  10. Wishing Well

    Wishing WellTennessee couple truly enjoys a log home living Story by  Linda VaccarielloPhotography by Roger Wade Jim and Faye Barna each got the house they wanted when they built their new home in 1999. Hers is in the front, his, in the back. From the outside, the front of the house has a long, airy, […]

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    How To: Read Blueprints and Floorplans | 15 Tips for Reading Log Home Plans

    What to make of the drawings, elevations and floor plans that will eventually become your dream log home.

  12. 9 Ways to Make the Most of the Space in your Log Home

    Maybe you're trying to cut costs by cutting square footage, or perhaps your lot size limits your log home's footprint. It could be that you just like the cozy feel of a smaller home, or you prefer to put your money into exquisite details rather than sheer size. Whatever your reasons, if you're looking for […]

  13. On Your Own

    Identify projects you can tackle all by yourself.

  14. Finishing Touches

    Throughout the design process, the exterior of your log home certainly gets a lot of attention. You make a myriad of decisions concerning how the outside walls will look, how the corners are notched, the stain and more. You’ll think about the way the home will fit in with the site’s surroundings and how it will […]

  15. For a Lifetime

    Following years of travel, retired Army family retreats to a new Kentucky home.

  16. Center of Attention

    Center of    Attention Michigan log home reflects thetastes and demands of its proud owners Story by Amy LaughinghousePhotography by James Yochum I like different things–not what everyone else has,” says Chris Zinser, whose love for the unique and extraordinary fueled his long-held passion to live in a log home. For Chris, a Michigan-based plumbing and heating […]

  17. A Sense of Pride

    A Sense of Pride Michigan couple turns an old houseinto a new home When John and June Downs chose to assemble their retirement home out of 150-year-old logs that came from from the ruins of a 19th century home, they turned to a trusted builderâ€â€?their son Bobby. His company, Five Mile Point Builders of Munising, […]

  18. Hot in the Kitchen

    Hot in the Kitchen The latest kitchen styles merge the best of past and present Story by Kurt Cyr If there is a new or remodeled kitchen in your future, there are two words which you should keep in mind: unfitted and integration. At first glance, they appear to be polar opposite terms when describing the […]

  19. A Hot Item

    Learn the different ways you can add some fire power to your log home

  20. Sunshine State

    Rewarding Florida log home project comes together with beautiful results

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