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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.

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

Hybrid Hits

The wood home industry has embraced the idea of hybrid construction. Learn everything you need to know about combining materials for your home here.

Video: Choosing Corners For Your Log Home

Learn how to choose corners and profiles for your log home in this free video.

Video: Choosing Corners For Your Log Home

This video will discuss the different types of corner systems and construction methods available for your log home project.

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.

Restoring a Neglected Log Home

Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps. Four circumstances dictate when stripping is necessary: When there is any type of film or coating on the wood, when there’s a build up of old finishes, when there is any area of the house where the old finish is peeling or cracking, and when there is a glossy finish on the house. If, however, the house has had penetrating finishes applied to it, or it has never had anything applied to it or if a gentle breeze blows bits of the finish away, you can skip the stripping process and pressure-wash instead.

What’s the Difference? How Handcrafted and Milled Logs Compare

Learn the differences between handcrafted and milled logs.

Old Wood, New Life | Reclaimed Timber Q&A

Reclaimed timber isn't cheap, but it offers a world of charm and uses in your new home. Here's how to find it and gauge its quality.