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March 2016 Blog Posts (29)

How to Protect Your Log Walls

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This post was originally published on loghome.com!

Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look for while inspecting your log walls.

Open cracks…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 30, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

How to Protect Your Log Walls

Wooden wall of the old log house

This post was originally published on loghome.com!

Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look for while inspecting your log walls.

Open cracks…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 30, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Log Home Living's 10 Favorite Small Log Cabins

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Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008 / California Log Cabin / Russ McConnell photo



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Details:

Square footage: 1,300

Location: Pine Mountain Club, California

Wood species: Western red cedar

Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 28, 2016 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Expressing Your Personal Style Through Furnishing

Tom and Kim Evans Furnishings set the stage to reveal your personal style.

(This story was originally published onloghome.com!)

“Don’t go for second best,” Madonna advises in her hit song, “Express Yourself.” Heed her words.

A mistake in clothing is easily fixed. Even the choice in a car is a limited-period experience, and you know that…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 25, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Often Forgotten Areas to Add to the Spring Cleaning List

The spring season is rapidly approaching which means it is almost time to remove all the dust and dirt that has accumulated over the long winter. In order for a spring cleaning session to be successful, make sure you clean every aspect of the house. While everyone knows the garage, floors, and windows need cleaning, there are several spots that get extremely dirty over the year and usually get overlooked. These are the four most forgotten areas in the home you need to add to the spring…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 24, 2016 at 2:12pm — No Comments

See This Brand New Tiny Home!

#TIMBERBLOCK2016 REVEAL #4: THE GENEVA!

You asked for it, and here it is! Our very first Tiny Home to be added to our Classic Series. We are more than excited to introduce to you the brand new Geneva model!

Our first Tiny House to be launched in our Classic Series, the Geneva has a…

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Added by Timber Block on March 24, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

A Log & Timber Hybrid Home in North Carolina

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The best of log construction and timber framing come together, creating a piece of art you can live in.



Story by Stacy Durr Albert

Photography by Joseph Hilliard

As an internationally acclaimed home designer, Allen Halcomb is certainly no stranger to unusual requests from his clients. But when Allen received a call from North Carolina property developer…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Best Towns to Build Log Homes

There are log and timber homes all across this country, but there are some towns where they seem to just fit in perfectly. Here are three examples of those towns! Click a photo below for more information on each town.

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1. Bozeman, Montana

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2. Berea, Kentucky

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3. Davis, West Virginia

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 22, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

7 Common Plumbing Blunders Homeowners Experience Between Winter and Spring

Having plumbing issues is no fun. They can be very complicated, messy, and just an all-around pain in the rear. You can fall victim to plumbing blunders that may eventually cost you huge financial expenses between winter and spring. While the plumbing maxim “If you do not know the basics of plumbing, leave it to the professional” makes a lot of sense, being…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on March 21, 2016 at 1:34pm — No Comments

6 Drool-worthy Log Home Exteriors

This post was originally posted on loghome.com!

From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the exteriors are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log home's story!…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 21, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

A White Pine Log Ranch in the Redwood Forest

This story was originally published on loghome.com!

Deep in the heart of giant sequoia country, a white pine log ranch stands out from the crowd.

Story by Donna Peak

Photography by Peter Amend

Courtesy of Real Log Homes MeekerThreeRivers31

The low, long profile of Charlie and Esther’s…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 18, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Stain Your Log Cabin

Staining your cabin is more than just an aesthetic choice — it’s essential protection to make your exterior last for the lifetime of your home.CWH_SUM09_D1

Myriad products are available to accomplish this task, both in single- and multi-coat applications, and in a number of colors. Select the product that best suits your cabin’s location and needs; labels should include information on whether the product offers UV protection, repels water and prevents rot.

1. Prep your…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 15, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments

How to Stain Your Log Cabin

Staining your cabin is more than just an aesthetic choice — it’s essential protection to make your exterior last for the lifetime of your home.CWH_SUM09_D1

Myriad products are available to accomplish this task, both in single- and multi-coat applications, and in a number of colors. Select the product that best suits your cabin’s location and needs; labels should include information on whether the product offers UV protection, repels water and prevents rot.

1. Prep your…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 15, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Distinguishing Log & Timber Homes

How are they different — and how are they alike?

THI0205_RFrutchey_01 Log and timber homes share the open great-room concept, but timber frames like this one tend to really showcase the wood.

Now is the ideal time to get ready to buy and build your log or timber home. How do you start? Start by liking wood. Wood, in the form of logs and hewn timbers, is the premise of these homes. They…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 14, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

#TIMBERBLOCK2016 REVEAL #2: INTRODUCING NEW BLACKCOMB MODEL!

This is your second peak into #TimberBlock2016! 



#TimberBlock2016 will be the largest reveal Timber Block has ever had. 

This is our Blackcomb model, from our Craftsman Collection:…

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Added by Timber Block on March 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Enter to Win a Dream Long Weekend in a Beautiful Timber Block home!

Timber Block is excited to give you the chance to win 3-nights in a Timber Block dream home!

If you are thinking about building a log home, there's no better way to make your decisions than actually visiting a completed home first. And in this case, we want to give you the chance to win 3 nights in one of our gorgeous homes!

For all the details,…

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Added by Timber Block on March 8, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

5 Steps to a Welcome Home

Large gable roofs, sprawling porches and deep roof overhangs are all characteristics found in welcoming homes. Photo by John W. Hession.

It’s the stuff that fairytales are made of — living in your dream home. A home that speaks to you and draws you in. As Goldilocks would say, a home that feels “just right.”

This post was originally posted on…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Exploring the Log Houses of Ireland

Photo courtesy of www.artichouse.fi

Log homes have a long, ancient history in North America and Europe, with particularly strong roots in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe where straight, tall tree trunks are often readily available in many regions.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on March 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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