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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #9, On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals

    On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals Log Home Diary Entry # 9 My last entry was less about a bump in the road and more about a pothole knocking the tires clear off my truck. Thankfully, we’ve had some relief on the easement issue, so now the situation is closer to driving with three […]

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    Green Building Tips

    Building with Energy-Efficient Materials Achieve your "green" house goals with the most energy-efficient products and building materials. When it comes to our homes, we have a lot to be thankful for. Every single day, our houses battle the elements and provide shelter for our families. But lucky for us, log homes don't have to work […]

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    Adding On

    Additions are a great way to get more living out of your home. Here’s how.

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    5 Tips to a Great Deck

    Design and maintain a deck that lives well and looks good, too.

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #8, Easement Issues

    Easement Issues Log Home Diary Entry # 8 Be skeptical when you purchase land, especially if the word “easement” is mentioned. Some property provides direct access for its owners and does not require an easement; other land requires an easement that allows you to go across another property owner’s land to gain access to your […]

  6. Multicolored flagstone forms the walk leading to the entry, along with shredded bark, pea-sized gravel and rugged rocks lining the man-made creek.

    Logs Make the Difference: A Waterfront Retreat in Wisconsin

    A Wisconsin lakeside home is the owners’ dream come true.

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #7, Zoning: Residential to Commercial

    Zoning: Residential to Commercial Log Home Diary Entry # 7 I’m not going to pretend to be an adviser or attorney on this topic — I’m far from it. I’m just a log cabin guy with a passion for old authentic log structures and hearing about things of the past from the old timers. There […]

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    Wood-Encased Winery

    by: Chris Wood | Country's Best Log Homes Credit: Lindal Cedar Homes of Seattle photo America’s growing fascination with wine—consumption increases some 10 percent every five years, according to data tracked by the Wine Institute in San Francisco—has not been lost on log-home owners. Indeed, investing in the timeless natural retreat of a log home […]

  9. Generous cedar decks surround the house on three sides. Ken and Linda made the railings; they cut the trees, peeled the logs and drilled the holes for the balusters. The stucco and timbered gable ends recall Adirondack log houses, appropriate for homeowners originally from Upstate New York. The jackleg fence adds Western appeal.

    Mountaintop Views: Montana Mountain Home

    Two homeowners design their Montana log home to take advantage of the scenery provided by the nearby Swan Mountain range.

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #6,Weather Issues: Rain + Snow = Delays

    Weather Issues: Rain Plus Snow Equals Delays Log Home Diary Entry # 6 The ground was saturated. The grass had plenty of water and was in good shape, but that all changed drastically when we brought in the equipment to dig the footers for our cabin. We created nothing but a mud pit. The grounds […]

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    Modern Conveniences Built into Custom Refrigerators

    Check out these hot features for your ice box.

  12. The log home is located on three-and-a-half acres on a picturesque mountain. Behind it is a heavily wooded hill. The homeowners wanted lots of windows to take advantage of the gorgeous views. The Woolards live on the only flat stretch of road in Ashe County, which run 12 miles alongside the tranquil New River.

    A Perfect Plan: North Carolina Log Retreat

    From selecting an idyllic setting to constructing a scaled home model, one North Carolina couple takes the time and effort to perfect the design of their ideal mountain retreat.

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    Designing Your Dream

    To retain the classic appeal of a cabin but to make sure it's a modern, civilized home, a few tips can help you achieve rustic comfort.

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    Ranch-style Home Transformed into Timber Classic

    When it came time to transform an old ranch home into a comfortable retreat, the owners and builder turned to the philosophies of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who wanted people to live in harmony with nature rather than impose their will upon it.

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    Ranch-style Home Transformed into Timber Classic

    Dream Cabin Showcase Matt and Clare Tiffin love the way the timber frame's braces mimic tree branches in the great room. Matt selected rock and stone from Colorado, Arkansas and Oklahoma to complement the post and beam home’s natural interior. An outdoor area, sheltered by a timber-frame roof, marries indoor and outdoor spaces and provides […]

  17. A Simple New England Rustic Cottage

    A local barn builder helped a Connecticut couple build a home that would fit the site, nurture the growth of their young family and carry their personal stamp.

  18. Spacious outdoor living areas, including a gazebo, deck and porch lure the homeowners outside to enjoy their lush landscaping and lake views.

    Updating a Classic Log Cabin in Maryland

    A sharply pitched roof and a prow front allow for a living room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and large glass windows in this 1,300-square-foot updated log cabin.

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    Treasure of the Sierra Nevada: Log Cabin in the California Mountains

    Margaret and James always dreamed of a cabin in the woods, but for 30 years they were too busy working, raising a family and renovating a series of homes to fulfill that dream.

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    Burning Desires: The Hearth of the Matter

    Your hearth will become a focal point for your new cabin and will make it warm and welcoming. With our tips on the right placement, installation and fuel choice, your fireplace will help heat your home for less.

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