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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #23, And Now the Roof

    Diligent works ensure the structural integrity of the sheathing overhead.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #22, Stacking the Logs Pt. 3

    Our bloggers watch as provisions for the second-floor log walls are put into place.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #21, Stacking the Logs Pt. 2

    Our bloggers are fascinated by the window and door jamb systems utilized in log-home construction.

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    A Guide to Going Green

    When it comes to energy-efficient building, there is a lot to keep track of. We explain the different green-building programs so you know how to make the right choices for your dream cabin.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #20, Stacking the Logs – Finally!

    Our bloggers’ log-home project begins to take shape as each course of logs is meticulously laid.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #19, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 5

    Weather-related construction delays threaten to significantly stall our bloggers’ project, but savvy planning and a little luck help get things off the ground.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #18, Excavating and Laying the Foundation Pt. 4

    As the basic building installation continues on their home, our bloggers find themselves more acquainted with their inspector than they ever wanted to be.

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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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    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.

  12. 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.

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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.

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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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    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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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #9, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 4

    Basements are a great way to add square footage to a log home but need to be planned ahead. See how this couple designed their own.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #8, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 3

    Stairwell and fireplace placement, as well as upper-level room configuration, play a part in this couple’s stock plan customization.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #7, Developing a Floor Plan Pt. 2

    How to customize a stock plan to fit your needs


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