getting started

Getting Started on Your Dream Home

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you ever do. It can also be one of the most daunting, to say the least! That’s why we’re here to help. By using our Getting Started form below, we hope to steer you in the right direction by offering suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.


How Will Your Home Look and Live?

You may never have designed a home before, but you have thought about design, either consciously or subconsciously.

Good design involves proportion, scale, balance and a host of other concepts, but they all boil down to […]

Ask Professor Rob – 2014 Collection

Professor Rob answers your questions regarding planning, building and renovating your wood home.

Got questions about buying land, design choices or floor plans? Let Professor Rob help, start by reading the Ask Professor Rob – 2014 […]

Your Log Home: Custom Design or Model Plan?

This free article aims to help you decide whether a custom design or model plan is best for you.

What are the pros and cons of custom and model plans? Your aspirations, your site and your […]

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Just 10 years ago, your choice of wood stains might as well have been brown, brown or brown. Now you can find a wide array of colors as well as options that are safer and […]

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

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

Maintaining your stain doesn’t have to be a ton of work. Here’s a four-step process to follow, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.

Energy Efficiency for Today’s Log Home

Learn how improvements in building materials and developments in log home construction methods have increased the energy efficiency of logs.

Retain your home’s log look while improving home comfort and lowering heating costs. Start reading, Energy […]

Choosing Logs (Profiles & Packages)

If only all logs were created equal. The process of log-home selection—not to mention log-home building—would be so much simpler.

A big part of the decision-making process is choosing the log package. Here’s our no-fail guide […]

Choosing Your Producer

The differences among log home companies go beyond the looks of their homes.

As a prospective buyer, you face the challenge of evaluating the companies and the different ways they do business to find the producer […]

A Timber Home’s Energy Envelope

Do you understand what makes up a timber home’s energy envelope and how it can help you be more comfortable and save money?

The energy envelope primarily consists of the foundation, walls, windows & doors and […]

Traditional Wood Joinery

Many would argue that the beauty and artistry of wood joinery is what sets an authentic timber frame home apart from other types of wood homes.

This article takes a closer look at a building method […]