We had fireplaces in the homes I grew up in. Dad always put in the
iron swing bar so we…
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…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on September 17, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments
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
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.
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…Continue
Added by Rachael Jones on August 15, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
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…Continue
My name is Barbara Krueger. I am very happy to be part of the LogHome.com Neighborhood.
Added by Barbara Krueger on July 24, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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!
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…Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on July 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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,…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on June 26, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on June 25, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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
I recently purchased a log home back in August, and I need to wash and re-seal the logs. I am looking for a safe and environmentally friendly logwash and sealant. I am new to all this and would love some advice. The companies that I have contacted to come out and do it basically told me it would be more cost effective for me to do it myself... where do I start? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Happy Memorial Day Long weekend! We, at Timber Block hope you have a wonderful long weekend! We wanted to share our favorite recipes with you to help create the perfect barbecue event!
We all got together, and shared our favorite barbecue recipes. First, our main dish....our pick?
Sweet Cola Ribs…Continue
Added by Timber Block on May 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments