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August 21, 2015

Fall in the Smokies: The Best Times and Places to See the Colors

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:50+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Categories: Area Attractions, Other Stuff|Tags: , , , |

In our humble opinion, it’s difficult to find a prettier sight than fall in the Smokies. All the golds, reds, oranges, and yellows really are beautiful. There’s a good reason so many “leaf peepers” flock to the Smokies every year! The idea that there is a certain week to see the fall colors at their [...]

Homeowners Associations:  What You Need to Know Before You Commit to Living under Their Rules

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:50+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|Tags: , , |

Homeowners Associations Good or Bad? If you’re shopping for land for your new log or timber home, it’s likely you’ve come across a few properties that are governed by a homeowners’ association.  Homeowners’ Associations, or HOAs, have been in existence for years, but have gained in popularity over the last several years.  Over 62 million [...]

June 25, 2015

See our work in Timber Home Living – August 2015 – Southern Comfort model

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Pictures, Customer Creations, Magazine Features|

The Bradshaw home (Southern Comfort Hybrid Home) has been featured in the August edition of Timber Home Living! Grab the August 2015 ipad edition of the magazine to see the article, or take a look below for more information. Also available on Timber Home Living for Nook. We had a great time working with Jack and [...]

May 20, 2015

Country’s Best Cabins! – Chilhowee Mountain Retreat

By | 2017-05-26T11:59:17+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Learning, Log Home Pictures, Log Home Construction|

One of our past homes has been featured in the May issue of Country's Best Cabins!  Grab a copy and take a look here.  See the online version from Country's Best Cabins. The Chilhowee Mountain Retreat, owned by Jim and Mary Haider,  in Maryville, Tn, has been serving their bed and breakfast guests since their [...]

January 1, 2015

Invitation to shared dropbox folder, what now?

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 January 1st, 2015|Categories: Design, Training Materials, Geeky Stuff, Nerdy Stuff|Tags: |

Shared Dropbox Folder? We wanted to take a quick moment and give a few paragraphs on using one of our services here at Custom Timber.  We often deal with very large files for our communications, and sometimes that involves using a dropbox for business account.  Wait!  Don't panic!  You don't have to install anything on [...]

December 1, 2014

What to Buy in December

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Learning, Other Stuff|Tags: , , |

What Should I Buy When? Our Monthly Guide to Getting the Best Deals at the Best Times The holidays are upon us!  Thanksgiving has come and gone, and our pants are just a little tighter than they were a week ago.  Now, it’s time to think about Christmas.  All of us here at CTLH love [...]

November 5, 2014

New Site is Live!

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Log Home Learning|

New Site! Welcome to our new site! We have been working on this for quite some time and have decided to finally launch. Please feel free to send your comments or suggestions using our contact form.  We are doing our best to make this site as informative and entertaining as possible. Our site will be [...]

Andersen Verilock Windows and Doors

By | 2017-05-26T11:58:17+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: Design, General Home Care, Log Home Learning|Tags: , , |

VeriLock™ System by Andersen Windows and Doors Custom Timber Log Homes offers the Andersen and Eagle brands of window and doors to our customers.  One of the most overlooked areas of a home is often the windows and doors.  These are sometimes left as a last minute choice, or change to a different manufacturer, but [...]

12 Tips for Energy Savings

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: General Home Care, Log Home Learning|Tags: , |

As the temperatures outside drop, our energy bills often rise.  This doesn’t have to be the case.  There are some simple ways you can keep your log home warm this winter without breaking the bank.  Here are twelve tips to help you be both comfortable and energy efficient.  Some you probably have heard before, but [...]