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Planning a Log Home

Building a log home requires a lot of pre-planning, from research to budgeting. Make sure you’re financially prepared for the building process, as well as knowledgeable on what goes into log cabin construction.

  1. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Blue Atlas Cedar | Cedrus atlantica

    Blue Atlas Cedar Tree Household name: Blue Atlas Cedar Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica Our take: The Blue Atlas cedar looks like a whimsical Dr. Seuss tree, with curved trunks and sparse offshoots. Learn: How to grow this plant Characteristics of the Blue Atlas Cedar Uses and origin of this plant   Boulevard cypress Golden Hinoki […]

  2. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Dwarf Japanese Black Pine | Pinus thunbergii

    Dwarf Japanese Black Pine Tree Household name: Dwarf Japanese Black Pine Scientific name: Pinus thunbergii Our take: Not your typical boring pine, the thick, long-needled branches of the tree (nicknamed the Thunderhead Black pine) look like bear arms reaching out for a big hug. Now that’s tree hugging at its best! Learn: How to grow […]

  3. Learn About Unusual Evergreens: Boulevard Cypress Tree | Chamecyparis pisifera

    Boulevard Cypress Tree Household name: Boulevard cypress Scientific name: Chamaecyparis pisifera Our take: Boulevard cypress boasts clumps of soft, green-and-silver variegated foliage at the end of long, bare branches. Learn: How to grow this plant Characteristics of the Boulevard Cypress. Uses and origin of the plant     Boulevard cypress Golden Hinoki Falsecypress Blue Atlas […]

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    How to Lower Your Utility Bill: Five Tips

    Five Tips: For Lowering Your Utility Bills Use these fixes to help reduce those sky-high utility bills by: Leah Kerkman If Jack Frost has got your spirits down and your energy bills up, we’ve got a few fixes to help reduce those sky-high energy bills. 1: Let’s start with the obvious: You can easily cut […]

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    Learn About Being a Log Home Dealer: Chat with Dana Delano

    What Exactly is a Log Home Dealer? Chat with: Dana Delano of Ward Cedar Log Homes by: Sara Brown To deal or not to deal? If that’s the question, Dana Delano, has the answer. Read on to find out why you might want to consider becoming a log home dealer. What exactly is a log […]

  6. Average Costs of Construction

    County   Average Costs $364,194.91   $116,233.33 1.13% 32.86% 0.09% 10.08% 0.30% 0.45% 0.21% 0.00% 0.42% 0.42% 1.65% 1.20% 0.11% 0.11% 0.10% 0.03% 1.43% 0.17% 0.09% 0.30% 0.27% 1.92% 0.08% 0.42% 0.92% 0.82% 1.74% 0.11% 0.88% 0.04% 0.11% 2.67% 0.01% 2.00% 2.23% 2.02% 1.76% 0.04% 0.63% 0.01% 0.30% 0.12% 0.21% 1.60% 0.66% 0.22% 0.51% 0.21% […]

  7. What is Your Budget? Between $500 and $2,000

    What’s Your Budget? 1. Under $500 2. Between $500 and $2,000 3. Sky’s the limit!     Between $500 and $2,000: The skill level of the weaver and the time required to finish the piece affects the price of a Navajo rug. Weavings from high-level artisans have finer spinning, tighter weaves and a greater complexity […]

  8. What is Your Budget? Sky is the Limit!

    What’s Your Budget? 1. Under $500 2. Between $500 and $2,000 3. Sky’s the limit!     Sky’s the limit!: The skill level of the weaver and the time required to finish the piece affects the price of a Navajo rug. Weavings from high-level artisans have finer spinning, tighter weaves and a greater complexity in […]

  9. What is Your Budget? Under $500

    What’s Your Budget? 1. Under $500 2. Between $500 and $2,000 3. Sky’s the limit!     Under $500: The skill level of the weaver and the time required to finish the piece affects the price of a Navajo rug. Weavings from high-level artisans have finer spinning, tighter weaves and a greater complexity in the […]

  10. Planning a Log Home in Wisconsin | DIY Dreams | Log Home Living

  11. Wisconsin Log Home Plans | DIY Dreams | Plans from Golden Eagle Log Homes

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    Floor Plan of the Month – Stonebrook | Suwannee River Log Homes

    Focus on Floor Plans – Editor’s Pick Get your floor plan search started with Log Home Living’s Editor’s Pick: Stonebrook – December 2007 by: Log Home Living Seamlessly blending a home’s interior with the great outdoors isn’t as easy as one would imagine. First, there’s the issue of balance; a design team mustn’t get so […]

  13. You Dream, We Design Casting Call – Questions

    You Dream, We Design – Questions Please answer these "You Dream, We Design" questions for our consideration email to: Mike McCarthy 1. Couple’s names: 2. Place you want to build: 3. Desired square footage: 4. Is this going to be a primary residence, vacation home, or vacation home that eventually becomes a primary residence? 5. […]

  14. HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Part 4 of 4

    HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Your Local Hearth Retailer Can Help Select the Best Product For Your Home – Part 4 of 4 Skip to: Fireplaces | Stoves | Inserts | Log Sets Back to main page TYPE Log Sets BENEFITS A set of logs may be the most convenient way to have flames at your […]

  15. HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Part 3 of 4

    HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Your Local Hearth Retailer Can Help Select the Best Product For Your Home – Part 3 of 4 Skip to: Fireplaces | Stoves | Inserts | Log Sets Back to main page TYPE Inserts BENEFITS Fireplace inserts are heating units that retrofit into an existing fireplace (masonry or factory-built). Inserts are […]

  16. HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Part 2 of 4

    HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Your Local Hearth Retailer Can Help Select the Best Product For Your Home – Part 2 of 4 Skip to: Fireplaces | Stoves | Inserts | Log Sets Back to main page TYPE Stoves BENEFITS The most versatile hearth product, stoves are available in a wide selection of sizes and styles, […]

  17. HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Part 1 of 4

    HPBA Heating Products at-a-Glance: Your Local Hearth Retailer Can Help Select the Best Product For Your Home – Part 1 of 4 Skip to: Fireplaces | Stoves | Inserts | Log Sets Back to main page TYPE Fireplaces BENEFITS Most fireplaces are engineered and pre-built. Factory-built fireplaces are available in a range of sizes and […]

  18. Log Home Diary: Elevation Images

    Log Home Diary – Elevation Images Enjoy these elevation images of the Hennigan’s log home To view a larger version of the elevation image, click on any image of the log home below: Front: Rear: Left: Right: Return to JoAnn’s Log Home Diary profile page

  19. You Dream, We Design | Design by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

    You Dream, We Design | October 2007 A primary residence uses the great outdoors as its inspiration by: Mike McCarthy Getting Away From It All When we met Don and Katie Fritz at the Minneapolis Log & Timber Home Show back in January, they were trolling for a great floorplan. “We want a place that […]

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    Planning a Sentimental Journey Vacation Cabin

    An unexpected purchase leads one Wisconsin couple on a path toward the vacation cabin of their dreams


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