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National Geographic Looking for People who want a Log Home!

This brand-new series on the National Geographic Channel will follow clients from start to finish as they work with a nationally renowned log cabin expert to create a new home, an addition to a residence, a total overhaul or renovation, a weekend retreat, a quirky log shack, hunting lodge, or even a sweet getaway for a pampered pooch.…


Added by J. R. Guillory on June 20, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Are Your Log Homes to Code?

From the NAHB website - an informative article about Log Home building codes.

By Rob Pickett, Rob Pickett & Associates

Log homes. They spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to…


Added by Donald Parsons on June 2, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Log Homes that Are Painted Instead of Stained- Edmunds and Company Log Home Restorations- Wisconsin/ Minnesota

June 1, 2014 by

Logs that have paint on them instead of stain often cause log home owners big headaches. Paint is not the best choice as a finish because it does not allow the logs to breathe. A quality log home stain is your best choice to ensure healthy logs and…


Added by Matt Edmunds - Edmunds and Co. on June 1, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments


We have  six windows and 2 doors to cut into are full scribed log home

   I hope  there is someone or some place I can find this detail  that uses a chamfer cut on the outside of the log  that will flush up to  the window buck.  I have  seen pictures of this  but no details to be…


Added by marty glass on May 22, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Black stuff on your logs: is it really mold or mildew?

Not all black spots on your logs or deck are mold and mildew.

Learn more here.

Added by CharisB on May 22, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Ponderosa II named Historic Landmark in Mesa, Arizona

The Ponderosa II, built by Lorne Greene in 1963, is a replica of Bonanza’s Ponderosa Ranch House set. It is located in Mesa, AZ.  My wife, Louise, and I acquired the house 3 years ago.  It had been remodeled over the years, mostly paint and floor coverings, and we have been restoring the house to the way it looked when it was first built.  It turned 50-years old in 2013, which qualified it for landmark status so we applied for, and recently obtained, Historic Landmark status for the…


Added by Tom Swann on May 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Pioneer Siding Guide

free buyers guide ebook

Added by Richard Gunst on May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Timberhaven Log Homes / G Log Homes Open House

We are having an open house at our model on Sunday, April 6th from 2pm to 4pm.  This is a great chance to see our log product, get information about our log packages, learn what Timberhaven has to offer, and ask questions.  It's very informal and relaxed.  We hope you come!


Check out our website to see directions and contact information.

Mary & Phil Girton

Added by Mary Girton on March 18, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Log room challenge for the sheet rock guys.

This didn't even slow them down.

Added by Chris Parker on March 16, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a…


Added by Donald Parsons on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

I've added a new facebook page so you can see our progress

Construction is pushing forward as fast as possible.  The back decks are completed and the type of railing has been chosen. The sound proofing insulation has been installed and it seems today is the day for sheet rock to begin.  We are racing to complete construction to the point of occupancy before our 1 year lease is up April 30.

Please visit and "like" our new facebook page.  It shows what our house was designed to be.…


Added by Chris Parker on March 3, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

A dog made for winter

How has winter been treating you this season? We've been pummeled in northern Michigan. In the area where our log home is located, we are well over 150 + inches of total snowfall.  Today was -26 degrees! Ouch! Our Bernese Mountain Dog named Scout is loving it.  I have to practically pick her up to carry her into the house because she doesn't want to come inside.  Me? I'm ready for Spring.  Bring it!…


Added by Shelley Martinez on March 3, 2014 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Clear non-slip surface on stairs

I am sanding my Douglas Fir stairs to my loft. I plan on Danish oiling them when I finish. Is there a product out there that is a clear rubber or latex that has some sort of unobtrusive particulate to coat them to make them non-slippery?

Added by Scott Green on February 24, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Update #5 Little Log House on the Hill blog- WV

Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!

Enjoy the blog update!


                                My log house is on my…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

New updates to Our Log House on the Hill Blog

From the hills of central West Virginia I am battling frigid temps and winter boredom. (I am supposed to be writing in my soon to be published book shhhhh.....)

Updates to our blog:…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 30, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia

We are striving to live the American Dream...building a log dream home without getting a mortgage. Can it be done? Join us as we clear our land on our 100 acre farm and create our dream home. My husband designed it and had to build a wooden model of it so I could "see" his vision. We…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 29, 2014 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Summer Dreams

I am sharing my photos of a home that I built in 1995. It is for rent if anyone is interested.



Added by Tim Bullock on January 19, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Warm Welcome!

The entire Beaver Mountain Family welcomes Francie Cook to the team! For over 30 years, Francie Cook has been active in the building industry.  Having a passion for helping to make people’s dream homes become a reality, she is proud to say that she’s been directly involved in the designing, estimating and building of over 2,000 homes!


After graduating from SUNY Delhi, Francie started off here at Beaver Mountain as a Design Consultant for ten years. She went on to…


Added by JoAnn Drumm on January 17, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Log Home Construction Bids - How do Builders Charge?

Sorting out the differences between ‘fixed bid’ and ‘cost plus’.

custom log cabin home Even if you plan on doing some or all of the work on your log home yourself, you will still need specialty contractors, including plumbers, electricians and HVAC installers. This is why you need to understand how these trade professionals charge for their services.

You will be contracting with a builder or subcontractors to…


Added by Donald Parsons on January 17, 2014 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Knowledge Is Power

Unless you’re a longtime construction or real-estate professional, the process you take toward cabin ownership is likely going your first foray into that type of experience.

You’re bound to have questions along the way and hard decisions to make. But the more information you acquire over the…


Added by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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