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    3 Budget-Saving Remodeling Tips

    “Family Tools” star Danielle Nicolet shares her remodeling experiences and expertise.

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    Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

    7 questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to act as your own general contractor for your cabin’s construction

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    Living Off the Grid

    A Georgia couple reunites in an off-the-grid log cabin under the Colorado sky.

  4. Our finished plant stand, complete with a coffee can-turned-flower pot, took about six hours total to create.

    How-To: Make a Plant Stand Out of Shutters | DIY Garden Accessories

    Inspired by a variety of shutter-related upcycling gardening ideas, we opted to try our hand at a basic plant stand on which to showcase a pretty bouquet.

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    Continuous Improvement | Do-It-Yourself Cabin

    Pete Champagne has rebuilt, remodeled or renovated nearly every inch of his Massachusetts cabin.

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    Natural Color Palette | Cabin Colors

    Bring the natural color palette of the outdoors inside by instilling the hues from your cabin’s scenery in your interior color scheme.

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    Cabin Remodel Using Reclaimed Building Materials

    A builder and his friends breathe new life into an old Montana cabin.

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    5 Tips to a Healthier Home

    We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, according to the Healthy House Institute. So take a fresh approach to how you spend that inside time with these hints for a cleaner interior environment.

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    Log Hybrids Gaining Ground

    Mixing logs and conventional construction creates design flexibility.

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    Building with Trees

    Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.

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    Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

    Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.

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    Russian Log-Home Architecture

    Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects, and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception to this. Russians have a unique and special attitude with respect to their forest resources. This attitude is based on old Orthodox culture and Russian rituals associated with logging and construction. Russians […]

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    DIY Mountain Getaway

    A Maryland man builds his own rustic cabin in the Appalachian Mountains as a retreat from his suburban life.

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    Energy-Efficient Systems for Your Cabin

    Key considerations in weighing the costs and benefits of energy-efficient systems in a cabin versus a primary home

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    Let It Snow | Snow Cabins

    15 tips for building a cabin in snow country

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    Log Chinking Application

    Log chinking offers protection and good looks.

  17. The views, like everything else about the cabin, were well thought out from the get-go, says John. From the back of the home, guests are treated to Cougar Gulch valley vistas. In the distance, snow-capped Mount Spokane beckons.

    Small Scale Timber Cabin

    An Idaho timber-frame cabin maximizes square footage with personal touches that create warmth and accessibility.

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    Log Home Deck Care

    Rain and snow take their toll on horizontal wood surfaces.

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    4 Steps to Good Hearth Design

    The hearth is the heart of the home, and as such, it requires careful planning and preparation. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind for your hearth design.

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    5 Media Center Solutions

    With the right design, you can bring the best of both worlds — good looks and good entertainment — into your cabin.


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