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Decorate your Log Home like an Interior Designer

If you turn on the TV and do some channel surfing, chances are you will come across a number of shows featuring interior design or home improvement ideas. From celebrity mansions in shows such as Cribs to the renovation of ‘real’ people’s homes like Trading Spaces, interior design is a very popular topic. Most of […]

Log Home Maintenance - Doors

Water Damage to Log Homes & Doors

When you live in a log home you quickly discover that things like caulking and repairing wood damaged by the elements is priority numero uno. A small breach left untended can grow into a minor emergency requiring logs to be repaired, replaced or worse. Unlike most other building […]

Indoor Firewood Rack

Mission Style Indoor Firewood Rack

Many of you may recall a DIY project of mine, which I dubbed the “Ultimate Indoor Firewood Rack“. Although I built this a few years ago for our log home, I still get comments and questions from people. A couple people asked to buy one and one fellow asked to […]

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 […]

Log Home Decorating – DIY

DIY Rustic Log Picture Frames

Everyone will agree that living in a log home is a different experience than living in a conventional stick-built house. Decorating a log home offers challenges that are atypical of most decorating projects.

We choose to live in a log home because we love the look, feel, aroma, color and […]

Thought about building a log home?

No, that’s not what I meant. Have you ever thought about YOU building YOUR log home? I’m talking about you wielding the chainsaw, peeling your own logs and stacking logs – not hiring a builder to do it for you. I’m talking serious hands-on DIY log home building!

Many of us have considered such a […]

Log Home Projects

Do you live in a log home? Or, are you one of those people who live the log home experience as a hands-on DIY type? When minor repairs are needed, do you call for help, or try to fix the problem yourself?

I’m more of the DIY kind of guy. Like anyone else I like […]

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 […]

DIY Log Home Builders

A fellow named Bill Lasko has a solution for those who want to build a log home…but want to build it themselves. He offers an “Online / Interactive eLog Builder Training Program“.

According to the website, they have positioned the school as the only state and federally approved/recognized Vocational School specifically for […]

Log Home DIY Maintenance

Wood rot… the ever-present foe of the log home owner. It can be a hidden pocket that forms in a log, an area where water runoff isn’t properly diverted, or it can be right in front of your nose.

This first image is a close-up of one of the stair treads leading up to our […]