Log Home Learning

February 15, 2014

Log Homes vs Conventional Homes

By |2019-03-15T08:38:55-04:00February 15th, 2014|Design, Secondary Top Level Menu|

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 [...]

Blueprint Reading Basics

By |2019-03-11T11:51:35-04:00February 15th, 2014|Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|

Reading blueprints can be tricky. There are so many dimensions, lines, and symbols! Even the simplest blueprints can look intimidating at first. In this article, we will give you a few basic tips to help you navigate through your blueprint, and show you a few ways we make the process easier on our homeowners and [...]

Wood Post to Concrete Connections

By |2019-03-11T13:57:17-04:00February 12th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, General Home Care, Log Home Learning, Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|

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 [...]

January 7, 2014

Log Home Bed and Breakfast

By |2022-05-04T12:45:52-04:00January 7th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, More than 4,000 Sq. Ft.|

Jim and Mary Haider first approached us with an idea about owning and running a log home Bed and Breakfast in Maryville, TN. After researching Bed and Breakfasts, they noticed none of the current businesses were log homes. Jim and Mary had been to numerous log home shows and eventually decided to partner with us.  We were [...]

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