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The Future (of Log Home Design) Is Now

Today's home designs are full opportunity for futuristic and stunning style. With rapid technological advances and plenty of helpful tools, architecture enthusiasts can design technologically-advanced homes with ease. From smart offices to automated lighting, there's no end to the amount of impressive innovations designers can rely on.

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Added by Rachael Murphey on February 22, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Want to Build But Don't Want To Dry the Logs for a year.

Hi All!

It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin" without letting the logs sit for a year. He cut them down and threw them right on on the structure. He built the entire home, which was small, by himself in one month. He even left the bark on the one side of them that would be facing the elements. 

Basically, I want to do…

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Added by Casey Jones on February 21, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Plymouth,Ma, Log home for sale

My beautiful log home is up for sale!

Not where I intended to be at this stage of my life, but family is gone and 11 rooms exceed my needs.

It's time to move on and turn my home of 30 years over to a new family that will hopefully love and maintain it as we did. Perfect for a family compound, horses, contractors, B&B, or car collectors.



Please view my ad on Zillowfsbo, 282 Halfway Pond Rd., Plymouth, Ma.



Zoned RR. Close to Cape Cod, beaches, ponds, fishing,… Continue

Added by P J DiCesare on February 18, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Home Energy Efficency: The Benefits to a Tankless Water Heater

If the time has come to replace your current hot water heater, you may be thinking about making an upgrade to a tankless water heater. Many homeowners have already made this upgrade and are enjoying the benefits that a tankless model provides. However, these models…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 17, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Budgeting for a Log or Timber Frame Home

By Wayne Brady, Sales Representative, Honest Abe Crossville

In planning for a new wood home, it’s important to create a budget that allows for construction and considers future maintenance. That means asking yourself some realistic questions and answering them honestly.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 16, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Honest Abe's Westfield Plan Featured in Magazine

Log Cabin Homes May issue hit the stands this week, and Honest Abe Log Homes is prominently featured. In a six-page spread of breathtaking color photography the story is shared of how customer Michelle Hedges moved forward with the construction…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 13, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

What Makes a Log Home Beautiful?

Increasing Log Home Appeal as Well as Durability

What is it about Honest Abe homes that make them so appealing to so many people? We can talk about thermal efficiency, building with a renewable resource or living a log home lifestyle, but the main reason people are attracted to log homes is because they are beautiful.

The question we must ask ourselves is “what makes a log home beautiful?” Design, style and…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on February 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Home Building: 5 Remedial Solutions You Need for Your New Home

Concerned homeowners should know more about the conditions that lead to bigger problems in the future. They take remedial actions to avoid having to make very expensive home repairs. Worse, they could have damage so bad that someone might get injured. Homeowners…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 8, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Timber Block Wins 5 Awards Within Months, Including NAHB Global Innovation Award

Timber Block Homes has been building beautiful insulated log homes across North America and beyond for the last several years. In early 2016, am R-36 wall insulation was achieved, not just meeting, but exceeding, building codes related to wall insulation. This, along with other patented technology, and making a significant difference in the log home industry, resulted in not just one or 2,…

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Added by Timber Block on February 3, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Profiles & Corner Styles for Log Homes

When selecting the size, shape and look of the logs, the log home buyer is spoiled for choice. Here’s how to navigate your options.



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So now that you know the timber options from which to choose, how do you turn this raw material into a home?

First you need to choose whether you want the look of a milled or handcrafted home. The primary differences here are the size and uniformity of the logs and the technique used to prepare them.

Handcrafted logs…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 30, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Profiles & Corner Styles for Log Homes

When selecting the size, shape and look of the logs, the log home buyer is spoiled for choice. Here’s how to navigate your options.



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So now that you know the timber options from which to choose, how do you turn this raw material into a home?

First you need to choose whether you want the look of a milled or handcrafted home. The primary differences here are the size and uniformity of the logs and the technique used to prepare them.

Handcrafted logs…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 30, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Smart Decisions, Loving Compromises

A North Carolina couple shares lessons learned while building a mountain dream home that incorporates dreams and needs for present and future enjoyment, allowing them to stay in the home for the rest of their lives. See the complete gallery…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

[LOG HOME TOUR!] A Dream Log Cabin Built in Under Six Months

Smart pre-planning and diligent weekend work helped this Tennessee couple build their dream log cabin in under six months.

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Having construction know-how doesn’t just provide the obvious cost savings of being able to serve as your own builder-- it can also help you get your home erected and ready to move into in under six months.

That was the timeline provided to Pat and Carion Markland for creating their log cabin in…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 28, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Read the latest Honest Abe Living.

The January-February 2017 edition of Honest Abe Living showcases a custom home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley built to accommodate the trophies of a big game hunter.
Honest Abe Log Homes’…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 26, 2017 at 10:59am — No Comments

Stewardship Conserves America’s Forests

by Jeff Clements, Vice President, Honest Abe Log Homes

Honest Abe takes the issue of timber harvesting and the threat of deforestation related to building materials used in the manufacture of log homes very seriously. The great news is, according to the USDA Department of Forestry, as a country our forest land is…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 26, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

5 Smart Strategies for Log Home Lighting

How you light your interior spaces can make or break your log home's overall feel. But with so many options to choose from, deciding on the right log home lighting can be an overwhelming task.

pmh3677hh-Dining-Room How you light your interior spaces can make or break your log home’s overall feel. But with so many options to choose from, finding the right light can be an overwhelming task,…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Home Add-ons and Designs: Why Every Home Needs a Shed

While looking at the yard, you see that there are toys and gardening tools that don't seem to have a place to go so that they are out of the way. A shed is an ideal solution that will give you extra storage for all of the things that seem to clutter the yard. You can often…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 23, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

North Carolina Log builders and carpenters wanted!!!!

Historic Restoration/ Carpentry/ Log Construction/ Masonry



We are a company that dismantles tobacco barns and transforms them into homes. We do historic restoration work as well as remodeling, custom plans, new construction and many other styles of professional based construction. We construct handmade custom furniture too. 

Looking for carpenters, log builders, experienced tradesmen, laborers, craftsman, furniture builders, wood…

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Added by Broadleafcabins.com on January 23, 2017 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Log Home Lending Landscape

If you’re applying for financing to build your log home, here’s what you can expect on the lending horizon.



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Most log home buyers finance their purchase. The tax write-off alone makes getting a mortgage enticing even for those rare few who can pay cash. But how do you determine how much house you can afford, and how much of that will come from the bank?

When you’re ready to buy your log home, calculate your target budget by adding your assets and how…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 22, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 Delightful Log Home Dining Rooms

Meals just seem to taste better when they are served in a beautiful setting--like the dining room of your log home. From cozy to dramatic, here are five of our favorite log home dining rooms. Be sure to click on the image to see more photos and learn more about these stunning homes.



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1. Big Sky Wonder.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 22, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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