Log & Timber Home Building Guides

Without the proper resources at hand, building your dream home can sometimes be overwhelming. In this section you’ll find a wide variety of articles that guide you through the building process, every step of the way.

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.

Learning Logs

Whether you plan to build your own home or just want to understand the building process as it unfolds, there's a learning opportunity right for you.

Renting Your Log Home

Quick tips for how to get the most out of your log home investment by renting it out to others when you're not there.

The Ups and Downs of Building on a Slope

Learn the advantages of building a log home on a slope, while also understanding the potential challenges a hilly property may present.

Building Green From The Ground Up

Learn how to incorporate environment-friendly living methods into the details, construction and design of your new log home.

Universal Design

Learn the major factors of designing a functional and stylish log home that's accessible to people at any age.

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.

5 Tips For Choosing a Floor Plan

Learn the 5 most important tips for choosing, designing and financing a floor plan for your new timber home. See 10 top floor plans for inspiration.

Classic Design

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

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity […]

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.