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Log Home of the year "Villa Gard Alpin" over 4800 sq.ft.

Added by Michael Mann on October 19, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments

October Maintenance Checklist for your Log Home.

October is the first full month of fall; by the end of this month, most of your winterization should be completed. Falling leaves and dwindling daylight signal a final opportunity to do some outdoor organizing before winter settles in.

Reinforce windows

Replace your screens with…


Added by Donald Parsons on October 18, 2013 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

A Fireside Chat about Fireplaces in Log Homes

When speaking with folks about their dream log cabin home the 3 features of the home that they are most excited to talk

about are:

  • Master Bedroom/Bath
  • Porches
  • Fireplace

We had fireplaces in the homes I grew up in. Dad always put in the

iron swing bar so we…


Added by Donald Parsons on September 26, 2013 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Cabin Caper

Part of the fun of cabin life is the experience. These places are meant for creating family memories. Take one of my favorite memories, for example.

When I was a young girl, I used to love visits to my grandparents' lake house in Oklahoma. My grandfather used to take us out on the boat, where my older cousins got to sun bathe on the front deck of the boat - only the big girls, of which I was never one, were allowed - while I got to help my grandfather drive. Meanwhile, my younger…


Added by Whitney Richardson on September 17, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

can anyone help

hi my name is steve. i live in north wales in the uk. i am have 2 log cabin built. but the builder has done a runner without finishing them. i now have someone else doing the job. he has bleached them but now the are like little hairs on the logs which are pine. can someone tell me why this has happen and how to get rid of them. as you can guess there are very few log cabins in wales and i cant find out anything over here. please can someone help. thanks steve

Added by steve jones on September 16, 2013 at 3:45am — 2 Comments

Reality Check

If there’s anything the past few years have taught us, it’s that reality can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes. We’ve all dreamed of creating these perfectly designed cabins, but the truth is that those visions may not equate to what we can actually afford in this day and age.

Through strategic…


Added by Whitney Richardson on August 27, 2013 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

Putting the Finishing Touches on your Log Home

While I sit here, dreaming of retiring to the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, I spend a good amount of my time envisioning how my log home will look, and more specifically, how I'll decorate it. It can become a challenge to decorate a log home compared to a traditional city townhouse or ranch-style home in a metro area. I've always believed log homes had more character, and with that in mind, I try to focus on how I can enhance the luster my future log home already provides. If you're…


Added by Rachael Jones on August 15, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Cook up a Classic Kitchen in Your Log Home!

With all of the cooking shows on TV and the inspiration and creativity they inspire it's a wonder anyone eats out anymore!  However if you've been to a restaurant lately, you may wonder who is cooking at home!  I think the shows are just making us food snobs so we can intelligently criticize the meals that are…


Added by Donald Parsons on July 29, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Custom Electric Lantern Lighting



My name is Barbara Krueger.  I am very happy to be part of the Neighborhood.

I wanted to introduce myself and Big Rock Lanterns to all of you.  We offer custom electric lantern lighting.  Anything from electric lantern table lamps, custom electric lantern wall and ceiling fixtures, including wagon wheel and single tree chandeliers in a wide range of styles, colors…

Added by Barbara Krueger on July 24, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Little hunting cabins

Hello everyone!!!  I was looking on the web, and came across some web sites that sell little hunting cabins.  Now if I was a hunter, or fisherman, I would not want to have too much expense in a small cabin.  It is not like I would be planning to live in it.  I have seen some of these small cabins, that are built on trailers so they are mobile. (one would need a really heavy duty truck to move it) Even these modular small cabins seem too expensive.  Then I did a little research, and if you go…


Added by henry on July 22, 2013 at 5:31pm — 4 Comments

How Log Homes Meet GREEN Building Guidelines

Here is an article from the Log Homes Council website that reviews the GREEN advantages of log home living.  Although I've been in my log home for 20+ years and have been telling folks about these advantages,  it's GREAT to see the Log Homes Council put these in a concise list that pretty much covers it all!



Added by Donald Parsons on July 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

Test Drive a Log Home this Summer!

We're well in to summer and hopefully you've had a chance to have some fun with friends and family so far.  If you are still in the planning stages for a wonderful weekend or a short escape to some beautiful parts of this country here are some ideas that will include some rental log cabin…


Added by Donald Parsons on July 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stain on interior logs

I recently exposed some logs on an interior wall when I removed a built in bar. The other logs had darkened considerably over time . In an effort to match the light logs I applied a water based stain and now they are too dark! I tried some light sanding but that made it worse. Any suggestions for lightening the stain? help!

Added by Deborah Amerling on July 10, 2013 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Warning! A log home can have positive health effects

We recently happened upon this great article.  Take a read!
Experience has shown that living in houses that consist largely of wood offer people health benefits.

In Finland, moisture safety and indoor air quality have become central issues due to the major publicity afforded to…

Added by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on July 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Comfort Zones

There's something magical about the outdoors in the summertime. Having essentially grown up on lakes, I always seem to associate the months of July and August with boating, tubing and water skiing. I find solace relaxing on a deck, and listening to the sounds of fish jump in and out of water. And, of course,…


Added by Whitney Richardson on June 26, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Post and Beam Log Homes. Charm and Flexibility.

Post and Beam Log Homes.

Offering a timeless simplicity and functionality, Post and Beam log houses are becoming an appealing alternative to the traditional full scribe log homes. With about 75% of all Artisan log homes being post and beam construction, this style of log home is ideal for…


Added by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on June 25, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Common Demoniator

I have watched, every aspect of log home manufacturers, management, over the years.  I have seen many go out of business, through bankruptcy, whatever reason???  There are four companies, that have had the same Director of Dealer sales, and all four have gone under.  Amerlink,( read news reports) went out, now I don't know if they re started under a different name or not, then there was Tennessee Log Homes,(bbb report) then Kuhns Brothers I have read (news articles) stopped their log home…


Added by henry on June 19, 2013 at 11:45am — 14 Comments

Log Home Living - Safe in ANY Storm!

People often ask me what the advantages are of living in a log cabin home.  Because I lived in Florida and now live in South Carolina, I tell them that for safety sake, as well as other personal reasons, my custom log home will weather most any storm and survive where frame homes and brick homes will not.



Added by Donald Parsons on June 14, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Log Home corner profiles

My wife and I have decided on the "corner/log style" of our log home. We like the saddlenotch style because it starts with a full log all the way around the foundation instead of 2 full logs and 2 half logs to begin the initial course of logs. It's just a cleaner look in our eyes.

Gastineau, Honest Abe and Appalachian Log Structures offer such a corner. All are members of the Log Home Council which is important to me (us).

Is anyone aware of any other manufacture that offers…


Added by Mike Goes on June 11, 2013 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Nandina plant "chewed" by something??

I had a good side nandina "fire power" bush growing for last 3 years..  Suddenly this year something has been knawing at the bark and broke the plant off close to it's base.   It is in my front yard and haven't seen any animals around it.  I have a matching bush on the other side of front steps and it is fine...

Any idea on what could have done this and what I can do to prevent it from getting to my 5-6 other nandina bushes??

Added by Pat Watters on June 7, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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