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A Majestic Log Home with Big Logs

This Colorado couple rebuilds their log cabin on a grand scale--using big logs and a large footprint. Photography by Joseph Hilliard

colorado log home built with big logs

Gunter and Gloria Preuss set high expectations for their log home. “I’m passionate about wood,” says Gunter, a third-generation cabinetmaker, “and I’m passionate about perfection in wood,” Their Colorado home proves his point. The logs add an exclamation mark. “Once we saw these big logs,” Gloria says, “there was no turning…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 28, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

10 Log-Home Maintenance Myths

You’re probably aware of the concerns some people have about log-home maintenance. Some horror stories have been told about how homes quickly fell into disrepair and thousands of dollars were spent bringing the home back to its original beauty.

The real story is how it got that way. The homeowners were either unaware of wood upkeep or neglected to take care of it. But if you educate…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 27, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

Updating a Classic Log Cabin in Maryland

Spacious outdoor living areas, including a gazebo, deck and porch lure the homeowners outside to enjoy their lush landscaping and lake views.

A sharply pitched roof and a prow front allow for a living room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and large glass windows in this updated classic log cabin.

A classic…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 26, 2016 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage

Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.

Wood shrinkage and the resulting settlement and movement are not problems but characteristics of working with a natural material. Shrinkage becomes a problem only when the log manufacturer, builder or homeowner fails to recognize or respect…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 25, 2016 at 10:10am — No Comments

Living in a Log Home Will Ruin You For Life

Anyone who has ever lived in a log home can testify - there is nothing that can compare to the feeling of waking up and spending your days in a log home.

For those who are still dreaming of building or owning their own log home, don’t give up - dreams DO come true! But beware… there’s a chance that you might never look at drywall the same way, because living in a log home will ruin you for life. Once you go log home, you never go back! Here's why:

Living in a log home, you’ll…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on April 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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