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Rustic Architecture - the Digital Magazine

Did you hear about the new digital magazine for log home and timber frame lovers?

PrecisionCraft just released a digital publication titled, “Rustic Architecture“.

It combines informative articles and incredible photos with mountain lifestyle topics, videos, floor plans, and more. You can purchase a single issue or subscribe to every quarterly issue and get it […]

Cabin Life?

What is “Cabin Life”?

People in every phase of buying, building and living in a log home or cabin visit this blog. We talk to those trying to find the perfect log home floor plan or get quotes from builders and manufacturers, and many who have all that behind them and just want to get […]

Buying Log Home Insurance

Getting your insurance questions answered

I probably don’t know any more than the next guy about buying insurance. I tend to lean on my agent to recommend what I need simply because I don’t have the time to learn everything there is to know about such an important subject. I would guess that I am […]

Log Homes in Highlights Kids Magazine

In the June issue of the esteemed children’s magazine Highlights High Five, in a special feature entitled “Building Log Houses”. The publication, which is written for preschoolers, aims to help stimulate children’s social and emotional growth. […]

Log Cabins, Log Homes, I love you, I do!

Log Home Living

Okay, so this morning I let the pooch out to take care of business and as I’m walking back to the house, this little pine squirrel starts making a racket. He (or she) is munching on a corn cob and I guess he thought I might be interested in his breakfast […]

Log Home Stains - Which is Best?

When we bought our home from the former owner who had built the house, it was in need of re-staining. I asked the owner what he used and followed his lead. He was using a popular brand name product available from Home Depot. I elected to use the same stain for two reasons. One, the former owner had used it and I was anxious about mixing products to avoid any adhesion or coloration issues. Secondly, I was swayed by the manufacturer’s “X-year” guarantee. […]

Do you have any interest in Pinterest?

Do you pin?

If you are not familiar with it, Pinterest is a relatively new social site. I can only assume it was created because we really needed still yet another social site to occupy our time because Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and others just weren’t enough.

When I first looked at Pinterest six or […]

Log Cabins or Log Homes?

You say “potato,” I say “patattah”… are we talking about the same thing?

In the “Log Dwelling” business, we hear our products called by different names; log homes and log cabins. With most people the terms have different meanings Without the benefit of a scientific study, I suggest that log home usually denotes a standard […]

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 Home Surprise & 4th. of July Wishes

Injured Marine gets new log home

Monday’s “John Boy and Billy Show”, a radio show in Charlotte, NC, was extra special as they presented a retired Marine with a five-bedroom log home to be built in Jacksonville through a charitable program, Operation Finally Home. Vincent Gizzarelli, left the Marine Corps in 2009 on medical retirement. […]