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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #10, Is It Worth the Effort?

    Is It Worth the Effort? Log Home Diary Entry # 10 After the past few entries, one might wonder: Is relocating an authentic log cabin worth the effort? Yes, it is worth every minute, every dime and every bee sting. I may differ some afternoons, after preparing maps and documents for the county appearance commission […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #9, On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals

    On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals Log Home Diary Entry # 9 My last entry was less about a bump in the road and more about a pothole knocking the tires clear off my truck. Thankfully, we’ve had some relief on the easement issue, so now the situation is closer to driving with three […]

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    5 Tips to a Great Deck

    Design and maintain a deck that lives well and looks good, too.

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #8, Easement Issues

    Easement Issues Log Home Diary Entry # 8 Be skeptical when you purchase land, especially if the word “easement” is mentioned. Some property provides direct access for its owners and does not require an easement; other land requires an easement that allows you to go across another property owner’s land to gain access to your […]

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    Winner’s Circle

    The Winner’s Circle is the list of past winners of contests and giveaways. Check to see if you’ve won!

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #7, Zoning: Residential to Commercial

    Zoning: Residential to Commercial Log Home Diary Entry # 7 I’m not going to pretend to be an adviser or attorney on this topic — I’m far from it. I’m just a log cabin guy with a passion for old authentic log structures and hearing about things of the past from the old timers. There […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #6,Weather Issues: Rain + Snow = Delays

    Weather Issues: Rain Plus Snow Equals Delays Log Home Diary Entry # 6 The ground was saturated. The grass had plenty of water and was in good shape, but that all changed drastically when we brought in the equipment to dig the footers for our cabin. We created nothing but a mud pit. The grounds […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #5, Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin

    Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 5 At Justice Plantation, there were only two decisions to make in determining where to place the 1808 log cabin. The area where the cabin would be placed on the plantation was a given, but positioning the cabin properly might take a little […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #4, Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials

    Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials Log Home Diary Entry # 4 Never in my 19 years of authentic cabin hunting have I found a log cabin that was 100 percent complete—i.e., all the logs were intact and in great condition, the roof had no leaks, all the joists and flooring were without sag or rot—just sitting […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #3, Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin

    Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 3 How many disassembling and moving processes must an authentic log go through from the time you find it until it is finally reconstructed? The answer is many times—too many to count. In fact, the more I count the heavier the logs become! The thing […]


    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #2, Bob Timberlake

    Blueprints and Third-Party Inspections Log Home Diary Entry # 2 Obtaining your building permit from the county and/or state can be an eye-opening experience, to say the least. Building inspection offices are for the protection of consumers against people who build or use inferior products. And when it comes to old log cabins, we have […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #1, Bob Timberlake

    After only 18 months of searching, the 1808 team found the most undeniable setting for their historical cabin restoration.

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    1808 Bob Timberlake Log Cabin Project Diary

    Restoration of a 200-year-old cabin

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    When It Rains, It Pours: Utah Log Home

    Multiple guests necessitate an additional log-home getaway for one California couple.

  15. Log-home resources available in downloadable PDF

    The resources section of the 2009 Log Homes Illustrated Annual Buyer’s Directory has been digitized for the first time and is  now available for free download.   You’ll find guides to both top log home manufacturers and to companies offering products and services related to financing, finishing and furnishing log homes.   There are over […]


    Joyce Standridge was on the scene for the filming of the New Orleans Extreme Makeover home, and here’s what she had to say. Is Ty (Pennington, the show’s host) really that hyper? Yes, indeed, he is. He is also a very smart television person, always looking at how things will appear on camera, and what […]

  17. Log Cabin could appear on pennies

    An image of a log cabin could find its way onto the penny in  2009. Four coins are to be issued in 2009 to celebrate a different aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life and mark the bicentennial of his birth. To honor Lincoln’s birth and humble beginnings in Kentucky, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the […]

  18. Southland releases new plans book

    Southland Log Homes has released its 2008 Southland Planning Guide. The 84-page guide is filled with 29 house plans, many of which include optional floor plans. Features in the guide include The Southland Promise, The Total Solution and tips for living "green" in a Southland home. "Since establishing Southland almost 30 years ago, we’ve come […]

  19. Estemerwalt mill gets morning-show piece in NYC

    Estemerwalt Log Homes was recently featured on TV when Larry Hoff of CW11 (Channel 11, CW Network) in New York City visited the company’s factory in Honesdale, Pa.Hoff walked through several processes with Estemerwalt staff, including Beth Reese and Kurt Propst. There were segments shortly after 6, 7 and 8 a.m. The first segment shortly […]

  20. True North releases new plans book

    True North Log Homes has just launched a new plans book, which introduces the ultimate in inspirational home planning ideas, capturing both current trends and classic beauty with 200-plus pages of color photography. The coffee table-caliber plans book is well summarized by its opening quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you […]

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