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End-of-Spring Tips for Tuning Up Your Cabin

Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, many families are getting ready to spend some time at their summer cabins. Here is a look at some tips you can use to get your vacation home ready for the summer months in just a few simple steps.


A Look at the Outside

Before you inspect the interior of your cabin, you might want to take a look at the walls, windows, roof, and foundation for any obvious signs of damage. Issues such as broken shingles must be taken care of…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 24, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

The New Rustic Log Home

Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you have the perfect recipe for a beautifully rustic yet very modern log home... the new rustic log home!


There was a time when the word “rustic” was used to mean unrefined, artless — even backward. Those days are long gone. The term has come to embody the beauty and simplicity of nature, and in our technologically driven times, the pursuit of all things natural has become…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 23, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

HGTV's Scott McGillivray's Log Home Tips

This popular HGTV and DIY Channel host has a strategy to help you get the log home you’ve been longing for. Read on for Scott McGillivray's log home tips.

If you’ve been contemplating taking the log home plunge but have been holding off, Scott McGillivray has some advice for you: “Now’s the time.”

Scott_McGillivray_140714_0732_HiRes As the host of the DIY Channel’s…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 21, 2016 at 9:41am — No Comments

Storage tips for smaller log homes

It’s not about how many square feet your little log home has, it’s what you do with it that counts.

By Donna Peak

The “tiny house” movement is everywhere. You can’t turn on a home-improvement channel without stumbling across a show featuring folks designing a “dream home” that’s 200 square feet and costs less to build than the price tag of most…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 17, 2016 at 10:40am — No Comments

Should you buy a used log home instead?

Buying a used log home doesn’t mean furnishing it from scratch!

Discounting cost, the easiest thing for a potential log-home owner to do when building from scratch is plan living space. Not enough room for what you want? Change dimensions, bump out a wall, add a room above the garage, move visitors to a guest wing.

But how many of us who are lusting for logs can truly discount cost? Maybe the smartest thing we can do is back up a truck to the door, load our accumulated…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 16, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments

5 Home Improvement Upgrades to Create a Relaxing Atmosphere

Hectic schedules and busy calendars make it more important than ever for your home to feel as if it’s your sanctuary. It’s easy to declutter and organize your home so that it feels more relaxing, but it’s also a novel concept to ensure your home improvement…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 16, 2016 at 11:04am — No Comments

Things to Pay Attention to When Buying Entry Doors


Buying the entry doors for your home requires a lot of research and analysis since these doors will not only be the first thing one notices when looking at the front of your home, but also serve as a protection from intruders. There is a vast choice of front doors on the market, and it is up to your particular needs what kind of material, look and price will make certain doors perfect for your home.…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 16, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

The Downsides of a Vaulted Ceiling

6 reasons why a log home vaulted ceiling can fall flat.

It’s no secret that a log home vaulted ceiling makes a dramatic statement. I would venture to say that for resale, this kind of look sells the house quickly.

A vaulted ceiling implies lots of windows, hence lots of light, which is at the top of everyone’s list. A cathedral ceiling is also undeniably gorgeous.

You can set up the biggest Christmas tree you can imagine. And a large great room can hold plenty of…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 15, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Choosing Windows for Your Log Home

Choosing windows for your log home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make.

Windows affect not only the look and feel of your home, but also its energy efficiency. Some log producers include a certain brand of window with their log package. Others leave the choice up to you. Either way, know what you’re getting:


Windows have three major glazing options: single glaze, double glaze and triple glaze. Climate will influence your…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 14, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Log Walls: What Eats Them, What Preserves Them

Learn what it is that damages your log walls and how you can protect them.

Added by Dane Rigby on June 13, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

How to help your log home builder help you better

If there’s one thing my 30 years as a log home builder has taught me it’s that the average log home buyer doesn’t always understand his or her role in the construction process. Nor do they fully understand the builder’s role.

To help, I’ve devised an analogy that’s easy for most people to understand: sports.

You, the log home buyer, are the team owner. You select the players that will perform the best within your salary cap, aka, your budget.

At the end of the day,…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 13, 2016 at 12:10pm — No Comments

5 Home Renovation Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid With a Plan

When it's time to renovate your home, it can be a daunting process from beginning to end. Those who are starting the process for the first time may be unfamiliar with certain steps to take. To avoid common mistakes that can occur, there are a few tips to follow to prevent disaster.

1. Making the Home Overly Trendy

You may dream of living in a trendy…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 8, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Few backpacking stove recipes for outdoor event

Outdoor events would be a great option with which you can enjoy some valuable time with your friends or family. You need not worry about or compromise on taste when you are outside especially when you have your own backpacking stove. There are number of recipes which you can cook and enjoy the fresh and delicious food any time and where ever you are with your…


Added by Heather Roberts on June 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Ways to Ready your Home for Summer

The summer season is often when more people spend time at home and enjoy entertaining on their property. With higher temperatures and heat waves, the home can suffer from extensive amounts of damage. To prepare your home and get it…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 6, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments

9 tips to create big style in a small log home

While large homes may be right for some families, you don’t have to have a larger-than-life log home to make a statement. You can accentuate your built-in beauty (the log walls themselves) with meaningful and carefully chosen decorative appointments.

“A single dramatic piece of art or furniture can make a small space seem larger and more important and help compensate for the small room size,” shares John H. Wallace, senior designer at MossCreek Designs in Knoxville, Tennessee. “For…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 3, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Thru Bolt Basics for Log Homes

Log home manufacturers may use the term “thru bolt." For the log home manufacturers that do use them, you may wonder what it is & what it does.

We spoke with Doug Parsons, president of Appalachian Log Structures in Ripley, West Virginia, to get some answers.

18 “The reasons to include thru bolts in a design can differ between companies. We started…


Added by Kristen Hopf on June 2, 2016 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Budget Brilliance: 5 Ways to Save With DIY

A lot of people would say that they don’t have as much money as they want, but very few realize how many DIY hacks would save them a bundle over the next few days, weeks and months. These four DIY ideas will help you out with your budget without sacrificing the things you need. Before you know it, you’ll be…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on June 2, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Lawn and Garden: How to Take Care of your Yard this Summer

Once the days become longer and hotter, homeowners need to get serious about taking care of their yard. Failing to get your property ready for the hotter summer months could result in dead plants and an unattractive lawn. Here are some quick tips you can use to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 1, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Annual Log Home Spring Deck Maintenance

This simple, annual log home spring deck maintenance routine will keep your deck in tip-top shape and make you proud to show off your outdoor living space

Log homes and outdoor living are as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly. But when the weather turns foul, you get to come inside — your deck, however, doesn’t enjoy the same luxury.

Year-round exposure to sun, rain…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 31, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments


Our campaign at Indiegogo is starting to take hold. We got a write-up in Crowdfunding Review this morning.

Added by Richard Gunst on May 28, 2016 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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