Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Log Homes vs Conventional Homes

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00February 15th, 2014|Design, Secondary Top Level Menu|0 Comments

It's human nature to compare various things: cats vs. dogs, Coke vs. Pepsi, men vs. women, etc. So, it comes as no surprise that we are often asked how log homes stack up (pardon the pun) against traditional stick-built homes. Our response? Both are great, but both types of homes come with their own set [...]

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What’s The Difference? Checks vs. Cracks in Your Logs

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00February 15th, 2014|Secondary Top Level Menu, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

We’ve all seen them: small cracks in logs and heavy wood furniture, light poles, and barns. These small cracks occur in log homes, too. They're known as “checks,” and they occur naturally in logs. While most homeowners see these checks as part of their home’s unique appearance and charm, many wonder if the checks are [...]

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Log Home Step by Step: A Checklist

By |2017-05-26T10:27:59+00:00February 15th, 2014|Log Home Learning, Training Materials, Log Home Construction|0 Comments Log Home Step by Step: When building a home, people often ask, "What happens next?"  While there is no exact, step-by-step plan for building a log home, there is a usual method to our madness.  Below, you will find a checklist that will give you a good idea of how your home will [...]

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Six Steps to Finding and Buying Land

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00February 15th, 2014|Log Home Learning|0 Comments

When you're making plans to build your dream home, one of the first things you will need to consider is land: Where do you want to live? Do you want to be in the city or the country? How much can you budget for your land purchase? What size property should you buy? Your answers [...]

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Log Home Construction and Planning

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00February 15th, 2014|Secondary Top Level Menu, Log Home Learning, Training Materials, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

How To's - Construction and Planning Building a log home is NOT for everyone!  Even owning a log home isn't for everyone. We love them, and obviously either there is some passion there on your part as well, or you are just REALLY bored and reading on our site. If that is the case, we [...]

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Wood Post to Concrete Connections

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00February 12th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, General Home Care, Log Home Learning, Training Materials|4 Comments

We often get questions about using mixed materials on our homes. This has been a staple of the log and timber home industry for many years, and while some companies have this technique down to a science, others struggle. It seems like a simple enough question. Can I use log and timber together with stone [...]