Log cabins are as much about mood as they are structure or size. Their charm and coziness make all who enter feel instantly welcome. And they indulge any decor, including whimsical and eccentric. Here’s a sampling of cabin styles and settings to inspire your own cabin dream.
Sequoia National Park, California
by Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan
This story was originally published on Backpacker.com.
Your idea of a perfect weekend: ripping down the snowy slopes of 11,000-foot Sierra peaks by day, then kicking back at a cozy, timber-and-stone hut by night. Your backcountry heaven: Pear Lake Winter Hut. This 10-person shelter in a snowy bowl at 9,200 feet—more […]
To you, your log walls look like home. But to carpenter ants, termites and powder-post beetles, they resemble something more akin to a Thanksgiving feast. If left to their own devices, these uninvited guests can cause serious damage. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to make your wood walls a lot less appetizing to […]
Fall Foliage Season is upon us, with many areas reaching their peak tree peeping days in the coming days. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to take in the brilliant fall colors. All across the country, from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put their dazzling colors on display for all to […]
As the thermostat drops, nothing can replace the permeating warmth of sitting hearth side in your custom wood home — and who says you can’t bring that same comfort outside? For instant ideas and inspiration for your outdoor hearth, check out seven of our favorites. Plus, you can click on each photo to take a […]
Your goal is to protect your home from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look for while inspecting your log walls.
Open cracks. Cracks (checks) in outside logs, particularly upward facing ones 1/2-inch and wider on walls without adequate overhangs protecting them from rain should be properly filled. Install a […]
Want to save money furnishing your home? Shop overseas online.
By Joyce Standridge
No matter how generous your budget, who doesn’t love saving money? That’s dinero, euros, shekels, yen and dollars to save or spend elsewhere. It’s also not necessary to journey to the pricey showrooms of Paris or Tokyo to couple quality with style. Here are […]
Our no-fail guide for knowing what you want in a log package and understanding the choices.