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  1. Special pathways will prevent worn areas in your yard and give your dog a place it feels it can roam.

    Dog-Friendly Landscaping

    People aren’t the only ones who love connecting with nature: Dogs are equally enthused about getting to explore their natural environment, whether through playing a lively game of fetch or digging through the soil to find buried treasures. Problems can arise, however, when the interests of both parties are not being equally met, from destroyed […]

  2. Although not rustic in nature, the transitional decor featured within the interior of this 1950s Colonial showcases creative ideas for any home.

    Home Decorating Tips and Design Trends from the DC Design House

    Although it’s hard to imagine a 10,000-square-foot structure ever being referred to as a cabin, such ample space offers the perfect backdrop for playing with different design concepts in ways that can easily translate to any home. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your great room or your bedroom, or just fun accents to throw […]

  3. Nature inspires the look of the living room.

    California Dreaming: A Handcrafted Log Home Built to Last

    Big logs create a nature-inspired work of art that’s built to stand for 500 years.

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    Rental Cabins: 10 Places to Try Before You Buy

    Nothing beats spending a few nights or weeks in a cabin to determine what you like or don’t like about various construction options. Check out these great rental cabins for a taste of the cabin experience.

  5. 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.

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    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.

  8. 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

  15. 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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