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My experience...........

I have been researching log home manufactures for 3 yrs now. I have boiled it down to 4 Log Home Council Members: Appalachian Log Home Structures, Gastineau Log Homes, Hochstetler Milling and Honest Abe Log Homes.

I have visited all 4 and cannot put forth a bad word for any of them. They all have their "niche" that separate one from another thru there experience in the industry over the years.

Customer service is at the top of the list at all of them for sure. All I can do is…


Added by Mike Goes on September 30, 2014 at 9:28pm — 3 Comments

Log Home show On National Geographic

We're almost finished with our first season of "Cabin Fever" on National Geographic. However, we have a couple more episodes to shoot and are LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT A LOG HOME BUILT ON OUR SHOW!

Additional details are below, however if you're interested, please feel free to email any questions to or call us at 310-957-5757

"Our brand-new series on the National Geographic Channel will follow clients from start to finish as…


Added by J. R. Guillory on September 3, 2014 at 4:46pm — No 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…


Added by Donald Parsons on August 29, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments


I'm very upset that my subscription to Country's Best Cabins got transferred to Timber Home Living when it is still being printed and on newsstands! Not what I paid for! The balance of the subscription should be honored then not renewed if they aren't doing subscriptions anymore.

Added by Wendy Klemann on August 28, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Roofing advice: repair or replace

Roofs have a very difficult job, they have to withstand the elements day in and day out. Roofs are built to last. But even the most durable roofing materials will eventually erode. Depending on the type of roof you have, you can expect it to last anywhere from 20 to 100 years. Occasionally, a particularly bad storm can damage even a new roof. When this happens, it can leave homeowners wondering whether they need to replace their roof again so soon or if they can simply repair the damage and…


Added by veberly lur on August 22, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments

ideas to sell cabin

own unique log cabin in pine mountain club. ca.  google

15517 nesthorn way, ca. to get details.

it is secluded. needs marketing.



Added by jolene larimore on August 18, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Timber Block Introduces New Neighborhood Envy Program!

Our marketing department has a very high demand for Timber Block homes to be featured in…


Added by Timber Block on August 6, 2014 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Interior Design: Granite or Concrete Countertops?

Today's Timber Block blog talks about kitchen (or bathroom, or laundry room - or whichever room you have countertops!) countertops, and the choice of upgrading to something such as granite or the growing-in-popularity concrete countertops!

Many times, granite is a top choice when planning your countertops. It’s beautiful, there are many choices of color and design, it’s durable and it lasts.  In fact, it’s almost something everyone talks about when looking at the interior…


Added by Timber Block on July 24, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Celebrate National Log Cabin Month with Appalachian Log Structures

On June 7th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives formally recognized the log home industry in the United States.

"America’s log cabin industry as a quintessential symbol of the American pioneering spirit, embodying America’s strength and ingenuity," said Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) in the Congressional Record.

"Log cabins, whether used for recreation or as primary residences, are economically sustainable,…


Added by Donald Parsons on July 16, 2014 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

HGTV's Log Cabin Living TV Show Casting Call

My name is Rebecca McKenna and I'm producer with Warm Springs Productions. We are producing a new show on HGTV called, Log Cabin Living. We are looking for log cabin buyers (or those that have already purchased/closed within the past year) and Realtors to be featured on the show. There is no cost to the Realtor - just a great opportunity to be highlighted on HGTV! 
I can email you a flier and application should you be interested or have any connections that…

Added by Rebecca McKenna on July 11, 2014 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

soy based timber stain/preservative

Anyone have experience with this?

Added by Howard mock on July 5, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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

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