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  1. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part III

    New at this? Read this series to get yourself started

  2. Financing Smarts: Avoid Predatory Lendors

    Log Homes Illustrated columnist says you can ask enough questions to protect yourself

  3. 25secrets

    25 Secrets To Success: Part IV

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the info you’ll need to do this right

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    25 Secrets To Success: Part V

    The series from Log Homes Illustrated wraps up with the final 5 tips

  5. Great-Room-tn

    Making a statement: 6 keys to a truly great room

    What tips do designers recommend when planning a great room?

  6. Barn Home Q&A: Advice from the experts

    What materials are commonly used in the construction of a barn home? Jeremy Bonin, principal architect, Davis Frame Company and Classic Barn Homes: In a barn-style home the materials and finishes may be selected as with any other type of home, timber framed or not, it truly is flexible and may reflect directly the home […]

  7. Hardwood Flooring Q&A

    Self-authored piece from The Hardwood Council extols the virtues of hardwood flooring and gives maintenance tips

  8. Tips for planning your home office

    Whether you intend working full time from a home office or simply want space for the occasional business call and Internet check, this area is every bit as important as planning the rest of your living space. On the surface, it might appear to be easier than some other rooms because you’ll think desk, chair, […]

  9. Building Green Tips from Custom Wood Homes

    Author is an expert on energy-efficient construction

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    Saving trees: You can insist on building without killing

    Log Homes Illustrated gives you the steps to take to ensure your dream home will have a dream setting.

  11. Why now is the time to build a log home

    With real estate values dropping, lenders tightening and home construction slowing down, why would anyone in their right mind think this is a good time to take on building a log home? Well, before you sign me up for the straitjacket, you might want to take a moment and assess what is actually happening in […]

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    6 Steps to Planning the Ultimate Kitchen

    Bigger is better in today’s kitchen, including … well darn near anything.

  13. Getting started on windows

    Because nearly all homes are built in locations where the view is a big part of the decision to purchase the property, prospective homeowners want to select appropriate windows. But they don’t want to be short-sighted and cause a heating or air conditioning bill that breaks the bank either. So what kinds of questions should […]

  14. Windows Q&A

    With more than 450 window companies in the United States alone, you have literally hundreds of choices and dozens of window decisions to make. Cost, energy efficiency, materials, and good design will all tug at your sense of economics and your designer’s eye. What is your budget? According to the National Association Home Builders, the […]

  15. Wood of Ages

    Reclaimed timber makes for high-character flooring

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    Financing a cabin with strangers

    What do you need to know?

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    Ask The Experts: Cabin Edition

    Popular magazine installment looks at vacation or getaway homes

  18. Why now is the time to build a log cabin

    Low interest rates, high inventories are good news for buyers

  19. 24 Hidden Treasures: 2008 vacation log home hotspots

    There’s a lot to consider when considering lots. What goes into determining the right site for your cabin? Readers of Country’s Best Log Homes chose such priorities as proximity to the primary home, access to activities such as hiking, fishing, or skiing, and negotiating a parcel price that fits the budget. For the 2008 24 […]

  20. Keys to Buying Raw Land

    If you’re planning to build a new home, selecting your site is as vital to the completed project as the design of the structure. For most of us, the appeal of a log home comes not only from the building itself, but also from the surrounding environment and how the home is situated on the […]


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