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  1. Though modest in size, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom beauty has plenty to offer guests both indoors and out. Even the lights along the bridge were planned to accommodate late-night visitors. “The lights can be controlled from an electrical box on the first post,” says Art. “Those are the little things that really make a difference.”

    Mountain Paradise: A Poconos Cabin for a Weekend Retreat

    After years of planning, one Pennsylvania couple now has the perfect Poconos cabin for friends and family to connect with nature and each other.

  2. Best Places to Build a Log Home

    Location Inspiration: Scenic Places to Build a Log Home

    6 Oft-Overlooked Places to Build Your Log Home

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    Cozy on a Grand Scale: A Lodge-Style Log Retreat in Michigan

    A Michigan couple creates a lodge retreat so the whole family can gather in comfort.

  4. The Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is but one of several log-cabin wedding venues found in America’s No. 2 wedding destination. Photo: Danielle Taylor

    Log-Cabin Wedding Venues: Goin’ to the Chapel

    Couples discover nothing’s more romantic than getting married while surrounded by the natural beauty of logs.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #33, The Final Chapter

    Our bloggers put the finishing touches on their new log home and are ready to move in.

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    Starting Point: 10 Steps to Making Your Cabin Dream Come True

    Is your New Year’s resolution to stop dreaming and start doing something to bring your dream cabin to reality?

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    Inventing the Pre-Cut Cabin: Bruce Ward, Log-Home Pioneer

    Using machines to cut the logs so they fit perfectly is better than sliced bread. Credit for this advancement goes to Bruce Ward.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #32, Finishing Work Pt. 6

    In selecting their cabinetmaker, our bloggers gain an appreciation for the fine craftsmanship that can go into making quality wood pieces.

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    Guest Privileges

    23 tips for designing visitor-friendly homes

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    DIY Cabin Projects

    Different projects you can tackle around your cabin

  11. How-To: Install an Electrical Switch Box

    Adding a switch or outlet in a solid log wall is not difficult, but it may require special tools and strategies.

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    Old-Time Charm: A Restored Cabin in Montana

    A turn-of-the-century cabin is relocated to a Montana ranch and transformed into a distinctive retreat.

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    How-To: Install Under-Cabinet Lighting

    Learn how to illuminate your kitchen by installing under-cabinet lighting.

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    Get Your Cabin Now

    Tips for a smooth, fast cabin-building process

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #31, Finishing Work Pt. 5

    Finishing touches are often less about what style is best and more about aesthetic preferences. Our bloggers list some of their choices and how they came to their decision.

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    The Right Angle: A Lakefront Cabin in Ontario

    One designer uses a simple, staggered cabin plan on a challenging triangular lakefront lot.

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    How-To: Install Hardwood Floors

    Do you have what it takes to lay the planks?

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    Finish-Line-Worthy Floor Plans

    NASCAR’s Kerry Earnhardt and his wife, René, team up with Schumacher Homes to create a line of rustic plans for the great outdoors.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #30, Finishing Work Pt. 4

    Plumbing fixtures may sound basic, but the selection and installation process is anything but. See how our bloggers handled this part of the building process.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #29, Finishing Work Pt. 3

    Wiring presents unique challenges to log homes, which requires serious forethought in terms of outlet location. Here’s how our bloggers did it.

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