Exteriors

Picking a House Log

As you research log homes, you'll discover there are major differences in various types and brands of house logs, and this results in substantial differences in design and construction.

Protection for a Lifetime

Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.

Fall Maintenance

Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.

Classic Design

Play up your log look by basing it on regional styles.

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity to design it as you like. Doubts set in, however, because A) most people have never designed a home before and B) the few who have, haven’t designed a LOG home.
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Guide to Building Your Log Home

Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.

Video: The Difference Between Log & Timber Homes

Log and timber homes are defined by the way they are built and the material they’re made from.

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

A little TLC will keep your log home like new for a lifetime.

Dog-Friendly Landscaping

Design a lawn that’s equally attractive to you and your four-legged friends.

Good Design: Connecting Your Home to the Outdoors | Environmental Design

Smart home design keeps an eye on nature and invites in the view.