Design for a Lifetime
Thursday, December 5 at 8 pm ET Watch this webinar
Owners often build their cabin with the intention that it will be their forever home – a place to grow old in. And its design should such match that sentiment. We delve into the thought process behind aging-in-place concepts, how you can incorporate appropriate features into your cabin and what differentiates it from universal design.
How to Create a Small, Yet Comfortable, Cabin for Everyone
Thursday, August 15 at 8 pm ET Watch this webinar
Transferring from a larger, primary home to a small, quaint cabin can be a bit jarring without prior understanding of what those dimensions will actually feel like once constructed. Add in space for friends and extended family to join you, and it can really start to feel cramped. Unless you have a good plan in hand. We delve into best practices for designing a small cabin, as well as creative ideas to create enough space for everyone on your guest list, to help you make the most of your square footage.
||A Fun Filled Odyssey: Building Your Timber Frame Home
Thursday, July 11 at 8 pm ET Watch this webinar
In this free webinar, get an overview of the process of building, what to look for in a company and what to look for in timbers and SIP terminology. Learn about the history of timber framing, the jargon of the industry, components of the building process such as post and beam, joinery, and much more. Brought to you by New Energy Works.
June 27, 2013 8 pm ET Watch this webinar
Perma-Chink Systems is pleased to present a valuable seminar to learn how to properly care for and maintain your home. Our primary objective is to help you to choose the right products for your home and learn about the tools of the trade. Determining the specific products you need for your project will not only save you time but can also save you money.
Learn about :
• How to perform an annual inspection
• Proper cleaning technique
• Pest control and prevention
• Application method for wood finishes, chinking and sealants
Presented by Kathy Murdock of Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8 pm ET
Learn the 3 basic ways to compare products and prices, how purchasing a log home differs from purchasing a conventional home, how to reduce costly overruns, and more.
The nature of a log home package is the single most confusing aspect of buying a log home and making a fair comparison can be difficult. This presentation will help eliminate the confusion factor when shopping for a log home company. Presented by Tom Gothel, Regional Sales Manager of Kuhns Bros. Log Homes.
presented by Rob Clutter
Step 1: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
August 7, 2012 at 8pm ET
Building a home is 90% planning and 10% execution. Every happy log and timber home owner knows that careful planning saves thousands of dollars and countless sleepless nights. Our experienced professors will empower you with knowledge specifically designed to help you avoid costly mistakes. During this segment, you’ll learn how to make:
• Site Decisions
• Budget Decisions
• Design Decisions
Step 2: Choices to Make
August 14, 2012 at 8pm ET
Designing a home from scratch is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you’ve been dreaming and planning for years so you have a great idea of what you want and don’t want. At the same time, you might worry that you’re not doing it right or leaving something out. Our professors teach you a practical and systematic approach to this mostly thrilling- often daunting -process. During this segment, you’ll learn:
• How Green are you?
• Choosing a log or timber provider and builder
• Deciding on a lender
Step 3: Getting Closer to Reality
August 21, 2012 at 8pm ET
sponsored by Timber Block
There’s no better way to overcome fears of “project creep” than to learn the right way to create and adhere to a construction budget. Building a custom home can be stressful—but most stressful is being unsure about how much money you’ll need to complete your home. Our professors teach the costs to expect before, during and after construction and how to relate those costs to your plans and wish list. During this segment, you’ll learn:
• What if my costs are too much?
• Questions to ask your builders and suppliers
• Getting ready to build, prep is everything!
Step 4: Here We Go!
August 28, 2012 at 8pm ET
sponsored by Timber Block
Log and Timber Home University Graduates are empowered with an education that allows them to achieve their dream of building a custom home. But just as there’s more to the story after the hero rides into the sunset as the credits roll—there’s more to your family’s story once your log or timber home is built. Our professors will show you how to enjoy and care for your custom wood home so that you can truly enjoy all the log and timber lifestyle has to offer. During this segment, you’ll learn:
• Just 35 steps to your new home!
• Care and maintenance basics
• Living the dream
August 16 at 8pm EDT
Learn how to maximize energy efficiency and still get the home you’ve been dreaming of! Join us for this free webinar with David Gordon, owner & CEO of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, as he presents easy-to-implement, common sense steps to planning, design and construction that will save energy, increase comfort and significantly reduce operating costs over the life of your home.
Watch to learn:
How to meet the new energy codes without sacrificing whole log construction
The basics and benefits of an energy audit
Why the moisture content of your logs is the biggest factor in an energy efficient log home
Caulking 101 – How To Keep Your Cool
July 26, 2012, 8 pm ET
If you’re tired of your air conditioning keeping the critters outside your home nice and comfortable this summer, join us for this free informative webinar about how to properly caulk your home. Sashco will take you through some basics to answer some nagging questions:
Why should I caulk my home?
Where should I caulk my home?
What kind of caulk should I use in specific areas of my home? What kind should I be careful to not use?
How do I apply caulk correctly to make it last?
Presented by Sashco.
30 minute presentation; 15 minute question and answer session.
How Do I Prep My Wood Before Staining?
Free Webinar: April 26, 2012 at 8pm EDT
What is proper prep for my log or wood home, or my deck, and why is it important? If you’re new to the log and wood home scene, or you’re just looking for some tips to improve the longevity and performance of your staining job, join us for this knowledge-building webinar.
In this 45 minute free webinar, Sashco experts will walk you through the various types of log and wood prep, whether you’re restoring an older home or finishing a new one for the first time. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each so you can know the how’s and why’s of proper prep.
Sign up now and those nagging questions will be answered, your head will be clearer and you’ll be well on your way to success.
Oct. 20, 2011, 8 pm ET
Many things have changed since 1972, including the ways homes are built, how banks evaluate them (and finance them) and how building codesregulate them.Your log home is potentially your biggest investment. Find out if you’re building it to 1972 standards and don’t realize it and learn about customizing the home of your dreams. Get more house with less maintenance and hassle. More dream, less nightmare.Presented by Craig Johnson, president of Timber Block.
August 18 , 2011 at 8 pm ET
What is proper prep for a log or wood home and why is it important? And how in the world do I choose which stain to use? If your thoughts are consumed with these questions (or even if you’re just a little curious), join us for this knowledge-building webinar.
Sign up to learn about:
• Various types of log and wood prep for new homes and restorations
• Different types of stains available
• Tips on choosing the right stain for your home
• Proper application techniques
Those nagging questions will be answered, your head will be clearer and you’ll be well on your way to sweet dreams.
Presented by Sashco, Inc. – Celebrating 75 years in business: 1936-2011
45 min. presentation, followed by 15 min. question & answer session
June 23, 2011 8pm ET
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes is pleased to present a valuable seminar discussing the steps to take during the planning, designing and construction process that will save energy and reduce operating costs over the life of your home. We will also demonstrate how to perform an energy audit and provide actual third-party test results from recent audits of Katahdin homes.
• Why energy efficiency matters
• How to design for maximum savings
• The basics and benefits of an energy audit
Presented by David Gordon, owner and president of Katahdin Cedar Log Homes.
May 19, 2011 8pm ET
Sound too good to be true? You might be contemplating the largest purchase you’ll ever make (your log home), so learn how to protect your asset and save money every month for the life of your home.
Timber Block is pleased to present a webinar on making the right choices for your home, both for today and for tomorrow. We know you want your home to have spectacular living space, your custom design from your inspiration. After all, it is your home.
• How to get architectural work for free on your custom design
• Achieve near zero energy bills
• Protect your greatest asset from depreciation
• To build today for the future… what you really need to know
• How this can equal $100,000 in savings!
Presented by Timber Block.
October 28, 2010 and February 23, 2011 8 pm ET
This presentation will help you stay focused on your goal of owning a log home by pointing out what really matters and what doesn’t. Too often during the process of buying and building a log home, people find themselves discouraged by irrelevant distractions. You’ll be able to stay on track by learning valuable lessons from people who’ve completed the process and now enjoy living in their log home.
Presented by Roland Sweet, Log Home Living editor-in-chief and author of Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider’s Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality.