Rustic Design: Reclaimed Wood vs. Distressed Wood

There isn’t much that can evoke the feeling of a warm welcome quite like a rustic log cabin. The inviting, natural beauty of pine, cedar, and douglas fir brings a touch of the outdoors in and creates the perfect backdrop for family dinner, birthday celebrations, and cozy nights beside the fireplace.

Log Cabin Notches for Beginners

There’s a lot to consider when building a log home. But we’re here to help every step of the way. When it comes to deciding which notch to use in the wood, there are many options to consider with pros and cons to each.

How to Prepare Your Log Home for Winter

With the seasons changing, log home owners need to brace themselves for the harsh winter months ahead. This time of year tends to bring a lot of precipitation, and the freezing conditions can be especially hard on log homes.

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.

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.