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    All in the Mix: A Tennessee Mountain Cabin

    A model home in the Smoky Mountains uses mixed media to convey a cozy sensibility.

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    Tips for Open Layouts

    Missteps to avoid when laying out interior spaces.

  3. American Heritage Entries

    Stumped for ideas? Here’s a few of the great entries we’ve had so far! Mary: 3 years ago I had to give up my beloved American Flag as it became so tattered. The American Legion was collecting the flags for a proper burning ceremony. The flag I relinquished I had for many years starting when […]

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #17, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 3

    Foundation pouring is more exciting than you may think. Our log-home bloggers detail their experience with the process.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #16, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 2

    Local codes restrict the home site, so our bloggers must compromise on its orientation to allow for easy access in and out of the home while still enjoying great lakefront views.

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    Log Cabin TLC: Log Home Maintenance Tips

    Keep your logs in tip-top shape with these simple tips and tricks.

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    Driftwood Artisan | Natural Beauty

    Made from centuries-old driftwood, Darrin Potter's one-of-a-kind pieces pay tribute to the settings that inspire them.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #15, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 1

    One never knows what may lie underneath a given parcel of land. Our log-home bloggers encounter a rock obstruction while excavating their site for the home’s foundation.

  9. Although its roughly 500-square-foot footprint may look tiny from the outside, the one-bedroom, one-bath abode lives well for its size.

    Dynamic Demo: An Eco-Friendly California Cabin

    A demonstration cabin in California proves that you don't have to sacrifice great home amenities for a smaller footprint.

  10. Mark and Dotty Helsel wanted handcrafted logs from the West but couldn't afford the shipping. They found just what they were looking for 30 minutes away, where Hurricane Ivan had toppled enough trees to provide their logs.

    An Ill Wind Blows Much Good: A Handcrafted Pennsylvania Log Home

    Hurricane Ivan delivers the logs for a handcrafted Pennsylvania home.

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    Affordable Dreams

    Don’t let money keep you from building your log home.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #14, Preparing to Build Pt. 4

    The log-home package has arrived, but how do you protect it until construction is ready to begin?

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #13, Preparing to Build Pt. 3

    Our blogger couple watch as the logs for their dream home arrive.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #12, Diversion No. 1

    Financing issues and extensive permit processing delay construction of the Curnows’ log home.

  15. The Davises worked hard to design a log cabin with a distinctly modern aesthetic. They accomplished this on the exterior by mixing rustic materials, like Western Red Cedar logs and mossy mountain stone, with the more modern stainless steel of the roof and siding, and glass panes between the sloped roof and log structure. "At night, when the lights are on inside the cabin, it's almost like this roof is this floating plain," says Scott.

    Rustic, Meet Modern: Cozy Wisconsin Lakeside Cabin

    One Wisconsin couple creates a vacation retreat that is the perfect marriage of contemporary and rustic design.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #11, Preparing to Build Pt. 2

    Unwanted tree clearing makes necessary room for this couple’s log-home package delivery.

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    All-Season Spaces

    All-season living spaces provide unique opportunities for enjoying your home every month of the year.

  18. The foundation of the home, including the walk-out basement, is lined in Cultured Stone.

    Back to Basics: A Lakeside Log Home in Wisconsin

    A Wisconsin real-estate developer creates a laid-back lakeside community — and a stunning log home to boot.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #10, Preparing to Build Pt. 1

    With the land purchase, the selection of the company and the floor plan design behind them, it’s finally time for the Curnows to start building their log home.


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