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.

Barn Home Style

This short Q&A with top timber frame experts explains why the charming and classic barn style home is now more popular and modern than ever before.

SIPs vs. Stick-Built Construction

The main contributor to the exceptional efficiency of a timber home is the building envelope, starting with structural insulated panels (SIPs).

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.

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Finishes

This video discusses how to put the proper finishing touches on your timber home after the construction phase has ended.

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Timber Package

This video discusses how to select the best timber package for your new home, and why various timber packages differ from one another.