Tips for Building Your Perfect Log Home

Tips for Building Your Perfect Log HomeThere’s nothing quite like living in a remote cabin in the Colorado wilderness. Up in the mountains, buildings constructed from logs evoke our deep pioneer history, calling back to a simpler time in Colorado’s unspoiled landscape. If you’re considering building a log home up in the mountains, whether it’s a vacation home or your full time residence, you’ll need the right log home building materials, a great location, and solid, weather resistant construction. [Read more…]

How to Keep Your Firewood Dry in the Winter

How to Keep Your Firewood Dry in the WinterIf you’re enjoying life in a mountain cabin in climate with cold, snowy winters, there’s nothing like a roaring fire on a frigid night. Whether you depend on a fireplace and a wood-burning stove for heat and cooking, or it’s just an aesthetic concern, you’ll need clean, dry firewood to burn. The problem is that firewood can easily get wet, making it difficult to burn and susceptible to decay. Here are some tips on how to keep firewood dry in the winter so that you can enjoy a season-long supply. [Read more…]

What’s a Hybrid Log Home?

What's a Hybrid Log Home?For many who dream of owning a log home, a traditional stacked-log home may be too expensive. Fortunately, there are other options. Depending on your builder, you can also choose from post-and-beam, timber-frame, and hybrid log homes. Hybrid construction, in particular, is an alternative worth considering. [Read more…]

5 Essential Tools for Restoring a Log Home

5 Essential Tools for Restoring a Log HomeRestoring a log home is a rewarding project, but it’s also one that requires attention to detail and a complete set of tools and supplies. Before you get started, be sure that you have these five essential tools needed for cleaning, stripping, repairing, and finishing your log home restoration. [Read more…]

How to Care for Interior Log Walls

How to Care for Interior Log WallsProperly maintaining your log cabin wall will make your home a beautiful, relaxing place where you want to spend your time. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to care for interior log walls. Follow these three tips to keep your interior log walls as attractive and healthy as the day they were built. [Read more…]

How to Evaluate a Potential Log Home Purchase

How to Evaluate a Potential Log Home PurchaseWhile most home buyers know to look for signs of damage when evaluating a potential purchase, the specific signs of a problem in a log home are unknown to many first-time buyers. This is unfortunate, as there are several pitfalls unique to this class of home that can swallow your time and money. Here is a list of the most common things to look for. [Read more…]