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  1. How To: Navigate the Bidding Process

    How To: Navigate The Home Bidding Process With a little careful planning and organization, you can get your home built right, and at a price you can afford. by: Jim Cooper The Science of Bidding (click on any term for more information): Bidding consists of a well-established sequence encompassing six steps: [] Preparing your design […]

  2. Great Places – Enchanted Land

      Artistic legend Georgia O’Keefe fell under its spell. So did Ansel Adams and scores of other artists and outdoorsmen who adored open spaces and alluring landscapes. The good news is that New Mexico still possesses those qualities. Indeed, the state boasts some of the most diverse terra firma in North America. Snowcapped mountains neighbor […]

  3. Log Home Landscaping

      Landscaping around your log home is just as important as decorating the interior of the house. Not only can a well-designed and maintained landscape increase the resale value of your home. It also helps control sunlight, deflects wind, keeps slopes from eroding, adds beauty, creates additional living space and protects your privacy.   Where […]

  4. Personalized PDF Program

      Continuing our commitment to provide our advertisers and exhibitors with advanced marketing tools, we have developed a personalized PDF program to increase show attendance. With this program, we will create a personalized PDF from our direct mail postcard to include your logo and website information. This PDF will be created just for you to send to […]

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    Savor the Falls

    A Wisconsin retreat offers a mix of Old-World charm and Northwoods serenity.

  6. 2005 – April – Log Home Living

    Savor the FallsDon Ritter and Jeff Kleven now have their getaways down to an exact science. Spring SmartsBy the time the crocuses pop, the last thing you want to do is probably what you should consider first: maintenance. CalendarCheck out the latest log home Calendar of Events.

  7. Two Great Events; One Location Pop Up

    What is the difference between a seminar and a show?  A seminar is a half-day event in a classroom type environment.  There are a small number of attendees (50-100).  An unbiased speaker presents on every stage of the log home building process, answering questions, and encouraging input. A show is a three-day event involving 60 […]

  8. Green Building

    9 Green Building Tips

    Perhaps it’s the allure of the wood or the timeless craftsmanship, but many log home owners say their houses offer a powerful connection to nature. That’s what led Susan and Will Rushman to investigate green building technologies for the home they’ll be building on a 10-acre site about 100 miles from New York City. “Building […]

  9. 2005 – April/May – Timber Frame Homes

    Cover HomeIn the early 20th century, Black Mountain, North Carolina, was a hotbed of the arts. Land & SeaThere isn’t an alligator crossing sign posted outside Steve and Sandie Selengut’s home… Think GreenPerhaps it’s the symmetry of the wood or the timeless craftsmanship… CalendarCheck out the latest log home Calendar of Events.

  10. 2005 – March – Log Home Design Ideas

    Practice Makes PerfectThere’s a benefit to building lots of homes in your lifetime: You know exactly what you want. The Frugal ChefWhether you’re baking your famous seven-layer cake or just a grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll want a kitchen that’s well designed. CalendarCheck out the latest log home Calendar of Events.

  11. Intelligent Kitchen Design

    The Frugal Chef A well designed kitchen makes everything taste better. Use these tips to save money and time in your log home’s kitchen. by: editorial staff Intelligent kitchen design can be a big investment, since most experts recommend spending 7 to 15 percent of your log home building budget on the kitchen alone. […]

  12. April’s Editor’s Pick

    MODEL 2024Hardwick Frame Company brings imagination to Model 2024, a small 2,024-square-foot masterpiece. A large porch and deck, eight entrances and an abundance of windows unite nature’s splendor with a glorious timber frame. Enjoy summer to its fullest without worrying about tracking sand or grass into your home. Shower outside or rinse off in the […]

  13. 7th Annual Floorplan Design Contest

    You may have noticed this already, but there are a lot of log home floorplans out there. And at some point, while perusing the pages (and pages) of catalogs and magazines, you may have wondered, “Great, but which ones are the best?” To answer this all-important question, we held our 7th Annual Floorplan Design Contest. […]

  14. The Road to Possession: Buying Land

    Purchasing land can be one of the most expensive decisions you’ll ever make, and if you’re not mindful of the potential hurdles, it can set your dream of building a log home back weeks, months or even years. It may be unromantic, but taking a methodical, rational approach to a land deal will help you […]

  15. 2005 – March – Log Home Living

    At Home on the RangeA modern log home finds its place among 4,000 acres, two national parks and a herd of persistent cattle. The Road to PossessionEvery dream of a log home begins with the property it sits on. 7th Annual Floorplan Design Contest10 winning floorplans you’re going to love. CalendarCheck out the latest log […]

  16. Splish Splash

      We need our baths to be functional, but we also like our creature comforts. “Baths are no longer utilitarian,” says Megan Haas, design director at Gastineau Log Homes in New Bloomfield, Missouri. “Women especially want their master bath to be a refuge.” No matter what your design sensibilities, it’s easy to add comfort and […]

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    Rock On

    One couple restores authentic Sedona charm to a log home at the base of Cathedral Rock.

  18. 2005 – February – Log Home Design Ideas

    Rock OnOne couple restores authentic Sedona charm to a log home at the base of Cathdral Rock.  Splish SplashAdd fun and function to your log home bathroom—without taking a bath on your bottom line CalendarCheck out the latest log home Calendar of Events.

  19. War Against Winter

    Winter has arrived. Is your home ready to battle the elements? Air and water infiltration are dangerous enemies. Defend against them on all fronts and you’ll stop Old Man Winter from turning your fortress of warmth into an ice castle.

  20. 7 Log Home Storage Problems Solved

    By Peter Lindblad You’ve got a lot of stuff and nowhere to put it. It’s a common problem every home-owner has to deal with at one time or another. So what do you do about it? If you can’t afford to add space to your house, you have to squeeze more storage space out of […]

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