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Loghomeology

The science behind log and timber frame homes

Don’t let ’em buffalo you!

Log homes and timber frame structures are related to stick-built homes in the way buffalos are related to cows. There are many similarities, but they are very different animals.

When a person is considering building a log […]

Log Home Floorplans

The devil’s in the details!

Much of the fun in building a log or timberframe home is the design process. Converting that dream of yours into a workable structure is an art – and a science. It is one thing to see a home design that you like in a magazine or a photograph, but […]

Log and timber home shows

Are they worth it?

Before I jump into today’s topic, I feel the need to apologize for my two-week absence. The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated! Yes, it has been far too long since my last posting, but I have a good excuse…

My family had a reunion in Florida (a few days […]

What’s on your roof?

My ‘unscientific’ estimation is that when most people think of roofing options for their log home, composite (shingles), cedar shake or metal roofing are their only considerations. We might be missing something…

In days gone by, slate was one of the most popular roofing materials in America. There were slate quarries in many parts […]

Log home and timberframe shows

In my last post, I attempted to answer a question from a reader who asked, “Who makes the best log homes“. I received a couple of emails and comments on this blog about that post. Today I’ll make another suggestion to anyone still pondering this question…

If you recall, my advice was to do your […]

Who makes the best log home?

A question was posted to my last blog that is one which we have all asked ourselves at one time or another. Bill’s question read:

… My wife and I have been researching log homes and builders and can’t seem to get our biggest question answered anywhere. In your opinion, what log home manufacturer is […]

What’s your problem?

Wikipedia defines a blog as “a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject…”

Okay, according to these Wiki folks, I’m supposed to be doing all the talking here and you are encouraged to add a comment if […]

Lighting makes the room

Lighting creates the mood . . .

One of Mark Twain’s most misquoted phrases is “clothes make the man“. What’s ironic is that Mr. Twain was not talking about gentleman’s attire, he was delivering a political pun. For some reason we seem to have forgotten the rest of that quote, “naked people have little or […]

Free Log Home?

Last chance to enter is TODAY!

Most of you know that I mentioned DIY TVs sweepstakes for one lucky person to win a free log and timberframe home over the past 2 months. Well today is the LAST DAY TO ENTER.

Some lucky person is going to win this beautiful home, so you may as […]

Log Home Shows & Expos

Our log home directory continues to expand and many of our new features are a result of people requesting that we add new areas of interest. Jerry Boyd of Knoxville, TN suggested that we provide a list of all the major log home shows scheduled for the upcoming months.

Jerry, your request is being answered […]