Understanding Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms sound the early warning in home fires and save lives, so make sure you know what you're buying.

5 Essential Log-Home Building Tips From a Pro

Veteran log-home builder Jim Cooper passes along 5 pearls of wisdom every new homeowner should know.

Laminated Logs

An introduction to engineered wood in log homes.

Smart-building tips that can cut costs

The Log Homes Illustrated Annual Buyer's Directory tells you how to build smart.

Expert advice: Choosing the correct wood species

Consider many factors before deciding on a favorite species.

Why now is the time to build a log home

The market is down, money is cheap, and custom wood homes' special nature comes to the forefront at these times.

Getting started on windows

Tips, tricks and tactics to get the windows your home needs.

Q&A and Tips For Picking the Right Windows

Here are questions to ask yourself and tips to consider when it comes time to select your windows.

Why Now is The Time to Build a Log Cabin

Low interest rates and high inventories are good news for buyers.

24 Hidden Treasures: 2008 Vacation Log Home Hotspots

Here are 24 ideal areas across the country in which to build a vacation log home.