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A Care-Free Cabin: How to Plan Your Second Home

Don't let your second home become a chore.

How To Deal with Carpenter Bees

These loaners can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can deal with them if you take these steps.

Design 101: Three Must-Know Design Considerations

You'll get to the specifics later. First you need to consider these three factors to get started.

The 4-Step Process to Reading a Floor Plan

It's not just lines and numbers. You need to learn how to interpret how the picture will turn into your dream home.

Living with bears … and living to tell about it

Are they as afraid of you as you are of them?

A History in Blacksmithing and Log-Building Traditions

Blacksmithing and log-building traditions go hand in hand.

Size Matters: Choosing the Correct Square Footage

Determine the size your log home by relying on lifestyle needs, budget, and strategic design.

Personal Carbon Emissions Calculator

The EPA's online calculator helps you determine how much carbon you and your family contribute to the atmosphere.

How to Modify a Stock Plan to Suit Your Needs and Budget

You can take a company’s stock floor plans and tweak them efficiently and affordably.

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Effective and Invisible Universal Design Ideas for Log Homes

When done correctly, universal design for the mobility-challenged can be invisible and effective.