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  1. Classic and timeless, this great room is balanced with contrasting colors, layered textures and glorious lake views. Hand-peeled log walls and ceiling beams, a laser-cut elk chandelier and a natural stone fireplace bring rustic spirit to the space.

    Naturally Appealing Log Cabin

    Untamed surroundings influenced the owners of this three-bedroom family retreat. Outside, it is a rustic cabin; inside, every room has its own personality.

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    Romancing the Cabin to Make it Yours

    You’ve dreamed of a cabin for years. Now is the time to be bold.

  3. Lisa and Eddie custom-mixed their home's exterior stain. "We wanted a natural look, but some added warmth, too," Lisa says. They dubbed their custom stain "honey brown." A covered entry welcomes visitors to this combination family residence and model home

    Building a Dream in North Carolina

    Builder Eddie Tysinger had lived in a 1794-vintage log home and added on several times, but this new home offered him a chance to showcase his company’s talents.

  4. On a snowy winter's night, a blazing fire warms the cabin's outdoor area. The double-sided fireplace serves both the great room inside and this sheltered outdoor space.

    Redefining Rustic in this Idaho Timber Home

    Take rough-hewn timbers, rugged stone and a backcountry setting, then add a dash of modern styling. That’s the recipe for this cabin built at Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho.

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    Custom Crafted Lakefront Log Home

    Making a cabin fit its special site can mean altering a company’s stock plans or creating a plan from scratch. That kind of flexibility is common with log construction.

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    Outside the Cabin

    Whether your cabin is by the sea, in the woods or beside a lake, some helpful tips can make it fit in with its surroundings.

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    Fresh & Flavorful Ideas for Cabin Kitchens

    Tiny but mighty, a well-planned small kitchen can look good and work hard.

  8. Charlie and Lauren Bisbee worked with their designer to give their great room the best views in the house. When night falls and the view fades, all eyes turn to the handsome corner fireplace.

    Best of Both Worlds in an Idaho Timber Home

    For their property on Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille, Charlie and Lauren Bisbee dreamed of a home that would match its breathtaking surroundings but would also be a great place to entertain their many friends.

  9. From the lake, the home's full height is visible, while from the street, it appears low-slung.

    Timber Home in the Catskills is a Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

    The natural beauty just outside this home's expansive windows is matched by the gorgeous wood framing and trim inside. From the curb it presents a low facade, but on the water side it uses large windows and a cathedral ceiling to take advantage of the views.

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  11. Building their eclectic cabin fulfilled the Hollingsheads' vision of a family getaway. "It was a wonderful experience to work with Mark and Lana on a home they had dreamed of for years," Allen Halcomb of MossCreek says. The lodge's style and materials will endure for generations

    Log Lodge at Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho

    With a mixture of rustic and retro design elements — from roughened, hand-hewn rectangular pine logs to red-stained board-and-batten cedar siding and shakes resembling an old barn — this home is a new lakeside beauty with well-worn appeal.

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    By the Water’s Edge: Lakeside Log Cabin

    1867 Confederation Log Homes builds a cabin to capture lake views

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #5, Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin

    Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 5 At Justice Plantation, there were only two decisions to make in determining where to place the 1808 log cabin. The area where the cabin would be placed on the plantation was a given, but positioning the cabin properly might take a little […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #4, Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials

    Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials Log Home Diary Entry # 4 Never in my 19 years of authentic cabin hunting have I found a log cabin that was 100 percent complete—i.e., all the logs were intact and in great condition, the roof had no leaks, all the joists and flooring were without sag or rot—just sitting […]

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    Undo the Math

    by: Roland Sweet | Log Home Living THE FIRST QUESTION people planning a log home ask is how much money they'll need. All they know for a fact is how much money they have, although some people start out not even knowing that. What's perplexing is that every house you've bought before probably had a […]

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    Cabin Collector

    by: Editorial Staff | Log Home Living Lehighcountylogcabintrail.orgIf you're curious about old cabins, you'll delight in this site, which identifies 22 of them in Pennsylvania's Lehigh County (out of some 100 known to exist). These buildings range in age from the 1734 Shelter House on South Mountain behind Emmaus to numerous log houses from the […]

  17. The Knaffs could have used wall logs as small as 8-inches, but say they chose 12-inch ones "for stability." The home's windows are Jeld-Wen Premium.

    If at First You Don’t Succeed: A Smoky Mountain log home

    A practical approach helps a North Carolina couple’s dream come true.

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    In with the Old

    by: Editorial Staff | Log Home Living [tip] Don't Limit Yourself to Construction Materials Only Although wood, stone and the like make great finishing materials, they're not the only items on the market worth using. Salvaged furniture, light fixtures, countertops, and even windows and doors can be incorporated into your home for a fraction of […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #3, Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin

    Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 3 How many disassembling and moving processes must an authentic log go through from the time you find it until it is finally reconstructed? The answer is many times—too many to count. In fact, the more I count the heavier the logs become! The thing […]

  20. Set in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this handcrafted structure by Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia is the permanent residence for Brian and Karen Wray. As a whimsical touch, Pioneer carved bear paws into the posts supporting the front porch. The home is Green certified due to features such crushed rock around the perimeter of the house, which allows the snow pack to drain back into the aquifer. The owners added a metal grate in the Brazilian Ipe hardwood step leading to the front door so snow would fall through and not create a hazard for their guest.

    Home at Last: Sweat equity pays dividends for a patient Colorado couple

    Brian and Karen Wray's log home won a slew of awards and is certified energy efficient, but it almost didn't happen.

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