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    Mountaintop Makeover: A Mountainside Log Home in Montana

    A Montana couple transforms a ski lodge into their family perch.

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    Forest Furnishings | Wood Species

    Pick the right wood species for your home.

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    Earth-Friendly Countertop Options

    by: Sara Brown | Country's Best Log Homes BAMBOOA smart choice for strong, long-lasting countertops, bamboo countertops are 16 percent harder than traditional butcher block. Starting price: $26 per square footCheck out: LAVA ROCKAvailable in an unlimited amount of colors and finishes, this ultra-resilient material is made from enameling natural volcanic rock (aka lava) […]

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    Northern Splendor: Wisconsin Log Home

    A Wisconsin couple crafts a welcoming retreat that embraces its surroundings.

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    Lakefront Living: A Lakefront Log Home in Texas

    An East Texas home showcases a variety of woods, including some salvaged after a devastating hurricane.

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    Top Priority | Room-By-Room Checklist

    by: Editorial Staff | Log Home Living InteriorEntry: Foyer Mudroom Enclosed porch Gathering spaces: Living room Great room Family room Media room Recreation room Cooking/Eating areas: Eat-in kitchen Stand-alone kitchen Breakfast bar Breakfast nook Formal dining room Getaway spaces: Den Library Media room Office Hobby/craft room Exercise room Studio Workshop Sleeping quarters: Master bedroom Family […]

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    Your Home, From Start to Finish

    by: Log Home Editorial Staff | Log Home Living Although every log home is as unique as the people who own it, most log homes are built using the same basic steps and timelines. The following sample schedule will help you to learn the sequence of events and the people involved in each stage. If […]

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    Well Equipped | Our Home Appliance Shopping Guide

    by: Matt Blakley and Whitney Richardson | Log Home Living Generic home appliances are things of the past; today's equipment is sleek, efficient and full of customized features. From temperature-controlled refrigerator compartments to mold- and mildew-resistant filtration features for washers and dryers, appliances have received a significant upgrade in recent years. "Appliances have become a […]

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    Seeing the Light: Grownup-Approved Nightlights | Clare’s Wares

    Log Home Living | by: Clare Martin Stained Glass Nightlight Solar-Powered Nightlight Outhouse Nightlight So you stopped being afraid of the dark and all of its imagined terrors (monsters under the bed, boogeymen in the closet) back when your age was still in the single digits. But that doesn't mean the nightlight should go the […]

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    Affordable Cabin Design

    1. What are three basic steps I can take to build a solid but affordable getaway cabin? Keep it simple. It’s amazing how quickly the most basic plans can grow into money-gobblers if not kept in check. Relaxation doesn’t have to mean individual baths, granite countertops and custom trim. Some of the best cabins consist […]

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    Prepare Yourself for Oktoberfest

    by: Alex Parrott | Log Home Living Arguably the most essential element for those celebrating Oktoberfest is beer, and this web site knows its brew. Brush up on last year's consumption all-stars with a connoisseur's rundown of both German and American brews, which invite copious inspiration for this year's indulgences. (Search "Oktoberfest 2008.") […]

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    Third Time’s the Charm | A Lakeside Log Home in Minnesota Photos

    Log Home Living | by: John Morrell | photography by: Roger Wade | styling by: Debra Grahl Large upper windows bring natural light into the home's U-shaped kitchen. The dining area looks out on the deck. A trophy elk, given to the Arndts by a friend, watches over the comfy living room. Maintaining the feel […]

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    Third Time’s the Charm: A Lakeside Log Home in Minnesota

    A Minnesota couple can’t get enough of log-home living.

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    Family Affair: Pennsylvania Log Home

    Building a second home turns into a true labor of love for one Pennsylvania couple.

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    Home Flooring Options

    Alternatives to wood

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    Fabric Tips for Buying Upholstery

    Style File. In addition to browsing fabric centers and furniture stores, you can find great fabrics by looking at catalogs, magazines and manufacturer web sites. Some high-end fabrics are only sold "to the trade" (i.e., design professionals). If you see one you love, contact the manufacturer or your closest design center or showroom to check […]

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    Timeless Treasure: A Vintage Log Home in Georgia

    Old logs find new life in a Georgia gem.

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    How To: Choose a Hearth

    Even contemporary designs, such as this pier fireplace from Travis Industries, can work in a rustic setting. To turn your log house into a home, look no further than the hearth. Whether a wood-burning fireplace or a cast-iron stove, a hearth can instantly vamp up the style of a single room or an entire house […]

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    Make the Most of Apple Season

    by: Alex Parrott | Log Home Living Start your picking adventure here. This site offers listings of "U-pick" farms across the United States and abroad, outlines of regional growing seasons and tips on canning and freezing. Don't let that Web 1.0 look fool you—it's updated daily, so you can be guaranteed the freshest information. […]

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    Feed the Fire: Low-Emission Fuel Sources

    Keep the home fires burning with these pollution-free alternatives to firewood.

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