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A Preemptive Strike: 5 Pests to Exterminate Before Autumn

The summer is almost over, meaning colder weather is on the horizon. Unfortunately, this often leads to an invasion of bugs and rodents seeking shelter from the elements. When it comes to winterizing your log home, it’s a good idea to be proactive in terms of…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 7, 2016 at 3:40pm — No Comments

[Home Tour] A Wisconsin Half-Log Home

From floor to ceiling, craftsmanship abounds in this Wisconsin half-log home.

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A beautiful log home is the sum of its parts. Sometimes those pieces are on a grand scale, but on occasion you get a home finished at such a level of detail and thought, it’s not just beautiful — it’s exquisite. Such is the case with this Wisconsin half-log home by Tomahawk Log & Country Homes.

It starts with the structure. The three-level, 4,360-square-foot house is…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 7, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Prepare for Log Home Construction

Ready to build your dream log home? Here are 9 questions to ask as you prepare for log home construction.

Visiting model homes is one crucial step to prepare for log home construction.

Without question, the details of your house will fall into place in due time. You'll learn—and then have to decide upon—the intricacies of everything from your flooring to the home's many appliances. Each decision will require a little research and a…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 6, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Right Wood Species For Your Log Home

How do you decide on the wood you will use for your log home? Consider many factors before deciding on a favorite wood species.

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Which wood species should I use to build my log home? What is the best type of wood available? Why are there so many different kinds of woods used in the log-home industry? These are often-asked questions of log-home manufacturers and dealers. They are about…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

[Photo Slideshow] Outbuildings for Log Homes

Outside influence! The fun doesn’t have to stop with your log home. Whimsical (and colorful) outbuildings like sheds, pool houses, barns, and cottages add a hefty dose of charm to any yard.

See the full slideshow by clicking…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on September 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Luxurious Cabin: 5 Modern Amenities That Increase Comfort and Style

Whether it's a romantic getaway with your significant other, a family reunion in the woods or a writer's retreat for work, a cabin should have amenities that make it a spectacular place to stay. When you have the right amenities, it'll feel like you're getting away, but living in comfort and style…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

[Home Tour] A Hybrid Log Home in Wyoming

A unique fusion-style hybrid log home is Wyoming’s epitome of rustic elegance.

Photography courtesy of Summit Log & Timber Homes

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Log homes are as diverse and distinctive as the people who love them. Take the “Teton Retreat” by Summit Log & Timber Homes, for example. Located in the shadow of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and just shy of 5,000 square feet, this fusion-style hybrid log home is as breathtaking as the mountains…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 31, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

[Home Tour] A Hybrid Log Home in Wyoming

A unique fusion-style hybrid log home is Wyoming’s epitome of rustic elegance.

Photography courtesy of Summit Log & Timber Homes

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Log homes are as diverse and distinctive as the people who love them. Take the “Teton Retreat” by Summit Log & Timber Homes, for example. Located in the shadow of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and just shy of 5,000 square feet, this fusion-style hybrid log home is as breathtaking as the mountains…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 31, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

[Home Tour] A Hybrid Log Home in Wyoming

A unique fusion-style hybrid log home is Wyoming’s epitome of rustic elegance.

Photography courtesy of Summit Log & Timber Homes

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Log homes are as diverse and distinctive as the people who love them. Take the “Teton Retreat” by Summit Log & Timber Homes, for example. Located in the shadow of the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and just shy of 5,000 square feet, this fusion-style hybrid log home is as breathtaking as the mountains…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 31, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wood Treatment Options For Log Homes

A look at some of the no-fuss wood treatment options available for preserving your home’s logs.

There’s a myth floating around that log homes are somehow challenging to maintain and therefore consume hours upon hours of our time and even elbow…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 30, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mountain Paradise: How to Make Your Log Cabin Comfy and Cozy

Making your family’s dream of owning a log cabin come true should be a joyful experience. Having a connection to nature, and being surrounded by the sights and sounds of cabin living are among some of the most rewarding experiences to be had in this fast paced and technologically driven world. However, there…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 29, 2016 at 5:55pm — No Comments

[Photo Slideshow] Sitting Pretty on a Log Home Deck

Can you imagine a log home without a porch or deck to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings? Log home decks are essential outdoor rooms.

Log-home living is as much about the living as it is the logs. A lot of that living occurs outside the home. Porches and decks — integral…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Should You Choose A Log Home?

I believe that log home consumers need to be better informed. I have been involved in log home construction since the late 1970's when I was the wood products specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University. There has been much improvement in the log home industry since then, but the consumer pitfalls are still plentiful. This is why I wrote a book asking the important question, "Should You Choose A Log Home?". It is available at Amazon.com. My hope is that…

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Added by Charles L. Stayton on August 27, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Quick Fix: Five Easy Sink Repairs You Can Learn Yourself

Your home’s kitchen and bathroom sinks are some of the most heavily used fixtures in your home. From rinsing off vegetables to washing your hands, there is plenty of dirt, grease, and grime that gets washed into the sink. This use often results in sink problems like blockages and other issues. Learning how to fix small problems yourself saves you money and time.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 26, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Log Home Maintenance FAQs

Your log home maintenance FAQs answered!

How long will a log home last?



More than a million log homes built in the United States in the 19th century are still standing. Many are still being used as primary residences. As long as you protect your log home from weather and moisture, you will ensure its longevity.

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How do log homes keep the rain and wind from coming in between the logs?



First, the logs themselves are shaped and…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 26, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

[Log Home Tour] A Wisconsin Log Homestead

There isn’t a scrap of drywall to be found in this Wisconsin full-log homestead.



Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes

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What happens when an all-American couple wants the quintessential American house? Nothing short of perfection. But like many things worth waiting for, perfection doesn’t come quickly. The owners of this 3,270-square-foot log homestead spent more than a decade planning and preparing for their house.

First they purchased…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 25, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Log Home Changed a Hero’s Life

Retired Staff Sgt. Vincent Gizzarelli, his wife Jamie and their children were all smiles the day they their mortgage-free log home changed a hero's life.



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When it comes to facing challenges, few do it better than veterans who have put their lives in jeopardy and sacrificed time with family to serve on the front lines for our country.

Retired Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Vincent Gizzarelli and his family are among the many that have experienced a trying…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 23, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Plumbing Blunders: 5 Signs You Need a Professional

When it comes to your home’s water lines, you want to keep them in perfect working condition. Even a slow leak can lead to massive repair bills down the road if it goes unchecked. There are some problems you can take care of on your own, like clearing a minor clog or…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 22, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments

[Log Home Tour] A Long Distance Love Affair

Not ones to let a little extra mileage stand in the way of what they want, a South Carolina couple finds their ideal log home provider in Northern Maine and build their long distance log home from all the way down the coast.

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There’s a common misconception among log home enthusiasts that in order to have one of these wood beauties of their own, they have to have a log home producer in their back yard.



It’s a notion that couldn’t be further from the…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

American Presidents Born in Log Cabins

As election season heats up, we share the seven American Presidents born in log cabins.

Few things are as iconically American as the frontier log cabin. And of the United States’ 44 presidents, seven of them have been born in…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on August 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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