Getting Started

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you ever do. It can also be one of the most daunting, to say the least! That’s why we’re here to help. By using our Getting Started form below, we hope to steer you in the right direction by offering suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.

The Step-by-Step Story of a Family Log Home

Over the course of the next year, we’ll follow the Murphys, a family who had big log home dreams to own their own & are working to make it come true. Each issue we’ll follow […]

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Floor Plans: A Cozy Cabin for a Historic Ranch

When you build on a ranch in an area with more than 5,000 documented archeological sites, you have to respect history. But Garry and Ming Adams began their search for an old-fashioned cabin plan in […]

Considering All Angles of an Open-Concept Plan

An open-concept plan is all the rage these days, but is it right for you?
By Stacy Durr Albert

When my husband and I started planning our log home a few years back, I was giddy at […]

Infinite Possibilities

With a blank slate in front of you, designing your own home can be both thrilling and overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated.

How could a piece of white paper look so daunting? Unless you are a professional […]

Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home

When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.
By Donna Peak

Have you heard of a ductless mini-split heating/cooling system? Don’t despair – many people in […]

Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes

Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about the energy benefits of log homes.
By Rob Pickett

The log home industry has […]

Log Home Fixer Upper

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Delineating Space in an Open Floor Plan

While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you may need to do a lot of thinking about how to delineate each of the areas within open floor plans.
Photos courtesy of Kalaty Rug Corporation

In today’s open-plan homes, […]