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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #32, Finishing Work Pt. 6

    In selecting their cabinetmaker, our bloggers gain an appreciation for the fine craftsmanship that can go into making quality wood pieces.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #31, Finishing Work Pt. 5

    Finishing touches are often less about what style is best and more about aesthetic preferences. Our bloggers list some of their choices and how they came to their decision.

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    Finish-Line-Worthy Floor Plans

    NASCAR’s Kerry Earnhardt and his wife, René, team up with Schumacher Homes to create a line of rustic plans for the great outdoors.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #30, Finishing Work Pt. 4

    Plumbing fixtures may sound basic, but the selection and installation process is anything but. See how our bloggers handled this part of the building process.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #29, Finishing Work Pt. 3

    Wiring presents unique challenges to log homes, which requires serious forethought in terms of outlet location. Here’s how our bloggers did it.

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    Country’s Best Cabins Visits DIY Network’s “Blog Cabin”

    Our editor checks out the smartly designed Chesapeake getaway and gets the scoop on some new flooring applications.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #28, Finishing Work Pt. 2

    There are plenty of heating and cooling options on the market. Get the right one for your home (and budget).

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #27, Finishing Work Pt. 1

    Our bloggers see their floor plan come to life with the construction of the interior walls and HVAC installation.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #26, Closing In the House and Preparing For the Subcontractors

    As the finishing touches are placed on the exterior, our bloggers prepare for the interior work ahead.

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    Rock Solid Maintenance Tips

    Strike stone-care gold with these techniques from expert Lenny Sciarrino.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #25, Finishing the Roof and Building Porches

    Our bloggers finally get their home under roof, while some simultaneous building process tweaks are made to minimize injury on the work site.

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    Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #24, And Now the Roof Pt. 2

    Our bloggers breathe a sign of relief as their log home finally becomes completely under roof, providing better protection against the elements as further construction takes place.

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    Country’s Best Cabins Visits “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

    Country’s Best Cabins visits the set of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to check out one of the projects underway for the upcoming season.

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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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    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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