America's Finest Log Home Estate
Log Homes & Log Cabins FOR SALE

Summertime Log Home Projects

When cutting tenons and especially shoulder tenons, having the right tool can save hours of work and the finished product looks so much better. […]

Log Home + Woodstove = Happiness

First fire in the woodstove

In my last post I talked about getting ready for winter, and one of those annual log home chores is bringing in enough firewood to last through spring. Well, my bride is now happy that I can remove that project from my ‘honey-do’ list. The weather (and other commitments) cooperated […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Shopping for Log Home People

Where do you find some of the best online values for Christmas?

There are stores that I visit any time I am shopping for special people. My wife and I are lucky in that we share the same taste in furnishings, so if I like something it is a safe bet that she will also […]

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. […]

Adirondack Living & Rustic Shows

One of the most enjoyable things about living in a log home is the challenge of decorating and furnishing it the way we envision our perfect home. […]

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 […]