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Made in the USA Log Furniture (& more)

I received a call from a fellow named Ken Bouchard yesterday and he had an interesting story to tell, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m a sap for anything that helps our military veterans. As a Vietnam veteran myself, my ears open wider anytime I hear of a worthy veteran’s cause […]

Properly Storing Your Log Furniture

If you live in north America you know that winter is around the corner…in some cases, it has already arrived. One of our annual preparations is to bring in the outdoor furniture and when that furniture is made of wood, storing it properly is a must. One of our readers sent me this article that […]

Log Homes to Log Furniture

I have been online since the late 80’s, yet I still marvel at what a remarkable resource this is that Al Gore invented for us common folk. Over the years the Internet has evolved and trends have burst on the scene and then fizzled out, but the one thing the Net has always been famous […]

DIY Rustic Log Furniture Project

A reader of this blog, Robert W. asked…

Didn’t you have some information about a handmade china closet where you gave plans and pictures? I have been looking for such a winter project to work on…

Guilty as charged, Robert. Sorry you couldn’t find the information you were looking for and that’s probably because I’ve […]

What’s Special About Log Homes

A friend of mine, who knows about my passion and fascination with log homes, recently asked me why I was so captivated with log home living. “Why a log home“, he asked. “What’s so special about a house that looks like Abe Lincoln built it?” His question reminded me of a slogan made famous by […]

BuilderRadio.com Interview this month!

If you have been follow this blog for any length of time, you may have noticed that my postings these past couple of months have been less frequent than normal. There is a very good reason for my sporadic additions and you may be pleased to learn why… especially if you own a business website […]

Log Home Santa Recommends…

Every home requires repairs and in a log home, many projects demand tools that are not normally found in the typical tool chest. This is especially true of specialty tools such as drawknives, spokeshaves or tenon cutters and mortising tools. […]

Is a log furniture project in your future?

For those of us who are DIY types, spending time in the shop is something we avidly look forward to. If you are looking to buy some log furniture tools such as a tenon cutter or mortising tools, be sure to see the tools I use and recommend. […]

Rustic Decor Sale (part deux)

The next best thing to a free lunch … is a HUGE sale! Before I get to the heart of today’s post… I don’t know what its like in your neck of the woods right now, but here in Montana it is -14° below as I type this post. Needless to say, we’re staying close […]

Log Furniture & Rustic Décor “Blow Out” sale!

What better way is there to welcome in the New Year than by treating yourself? The holidays are behind us and we spent all that time trying to find that right gift for those special people in our lives (thank goodness that only happens once each year). Now that it’s over, and you’re resting up… […]