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All about design and structure of CTLH homes.

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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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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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: |0 Comments

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 [...]

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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: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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Logs and Legacies: The Spradling’s

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Customer Creations|0 Comments

Logs and Legacies A Chat with a Custom Timber Homeowner - The Spradling Home Building a log home is an exciting experience, one many people wait years to endeavor.  But, all the planning, decisions, and waiting can also be a little scary.  We at CTLH understand that.  And so do our past customers, who have [...]

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The Top 3 Most Luxurious Log Homes

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Design, Geeky Stuff|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Chilhowee Mountain Retreat - Maryville, TN There’s luxury: finally installing that beautiful fireplace you’ve been wanting in your home for as long as you remember. And then there’s luxury: 20 Million dollar log homes with the works, including a full bar and hundreds of acres of land. Long gone are the days of [...]

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Organize Your Small Log Home

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Design, Log Home Construction, 1,200 to 1,500 Sq. Ft.|0 Comments

If you’ve decided to downsize your belongings, want to save money and precious resources, or simply like smaller homes, tiny houses and log homes may be perfect for you. However, when it comes to “living small” or living in small structures, the organization of your home can make or break your experience. Living in [...]

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Picking your Perfect Floor Plan

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:51+00:00 September 18th, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Choosing the perfect floor plan for your log home can be time consuming, difficult, and challenging. You want to select the ideal space for your family (and friends!) There are several factors to consider when planning out your dream log home. This article will help you map out your space while taking nature and location [...]

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What Type of Wood for a Log Home?

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction|Tags: , |0 Comments

What should you choose for the type of wood for a log home? Well, there are relatively few species of wood that are used when building log homes.  Each species (or type) of wood has its own characteristics.  Some are popular for their strength, others for their beauty and aroma, still others for their ability to [...]

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Poured Concrete Walls vs Block Walls

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

Building log homes in East Tennessee for many years, we are very familiar with building on steep, mountainous lots.  While we understand that not all lots have the same advantages and disadvantages, it is from within our own background of experience that we note our ideas on using poured concrete walls vs block walls.  Obviously, if [...]

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Log Home Profiles and Corner Options

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design|0 Comments

Log Corners and Shapes Many things in the log home industry are specific to each manufacturer or builder.  However, log home profiles (which means the shape of the log) and log corners are two essential log home elements that remain fairly constant throughout the industry.  Without these two factors, in some form or another, your home isn’t really a [...]