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Log Home Step-by-Step

Without the proper resources at hand, building your dream home can sometimes be overwhelming. In this section you’ll find a wide variety of articles that guide you through the building process, every step of the way.


 

Russian Log-Home Architecture

Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects, and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception to this.

Adding On

Additions are a great way to get more living out of your home. Here's how.

Favorite Small Log Cabins

The editors of Log Home Living take a look back at some of the best small cabins featured over the years.

Log-Building School

If you have any inclination to build your log home yourself or be your own general contractor, consider going to school for it before you start carving out those notches.

Guide to Window Treatments for Log Homes

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, window treatments came with limited options—namely curtains, curtains and more curtains. But the times they are a changing.

Today's window treatments come in all […]

What’s in Your Tool Box?

Tool picks from a pro and one cool gadget giveaway.

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.

Comfy Cozy

For nearly 30 years, the log-home industry has invested heavily in the concept of thermal mass to explain the warmth and comfort experienced by log-home owners. Thermal mass (the ability of a material to absorb, […]

Laminated Logs

The weekend has finally come, you have your tickets and you and your significant other enter the long-awaited log home show in a nearby city. In one booth, there’s a banner that says, “XYZ Log […]