Should You Build or Buy a Log Home?

Over the past few years, log homes have become a popular trend among home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the sale of log and timber homes has increased by more than 15 percent over the past eight years.

How to Build Log Stairs in Your Home

Log stairs can be a simple, yet eye-catching addition to any log home. While there are many different types of staircase styles you can choose from, the most common design is an open tread staircase made with halved logs.

Air Vs. Kiln-Dried Logs: Which is Better?

Every log home starts with a freshly cut tree. These “green” logs, as they’re called, look and feel wet and contain lots of moisture. In order for the wood to be ready to be used for siding, railing, staircases, or trusses, it needs time to dry out, so it’s stable in size and grade.

These 5 Rooms Look Great with Log Siding

Think log siding is just for the exterior of your cabin? Think again. Installing log siding indoors can help create a natural lodge look throughout your home that complements your exterior siding. Not to mention, log siding is easy to install and maintain. Here are some popular places we’ve seen homeowners install interior log siding.

Smooth vs. Hewn Log Siding

The texture of your log siding is important for creating the right look when manufacturing log siding, beams, joists, and trusses. Logs can have two different textures: hand-hewn (or hewn) and smooth.