Nothing represents the rustic, rural charm of the Great Smoky Mountains like a log cabin home. Whether you’re renting one for a cozy getaway vacation or actually call one home year-round, no one can deny the pleasures of a mountainside log cabin. These old-fashioned structures may hark back to a bygone age, but does that … Continue reading "Energy Efficiency in Log Cabin Homes"
For both burning and building, dried wood has many devotees. Left to its own devices, wood will absorb and release moisture in response to its surrounding climate and environment. Unfortunately, this wood—known as “green” wood— will shrink and expand inconsistently under this regime, making it difficult to use as a building component much less to … Continue reading "What Are Kiln Dried Logs"
You’ve always dreamed of having a cozy vacation cabin in the woods or on the lake, or perhaps would even like your primary home to be a rustic and sturdy log home. But you don’t really know how to make your dreams a reality. There are so many builders that are ready to help build … Continue reading "Log Home Kits vs. Stick Built Log Homes"
If you have always dreamed of owning a log home, you might be thinking about having it custom built. This will allow you to have your dream house built to your exact specifications, but you will have to find a log home builder before you can get started. Luckily, these tips will help you choose … Continue reading "Tips for Choosing a Log Home Builder"
“Are log homes expensive?” may be the most-asked question in the marketplace, and is also the most difficult one to answer. The customers aren’t the only ones who get discouraged. Suppliers and builders know if that an answer cannot be provided with some ease then they could lose a customer. Nonetheless, the reality is the … Continue reading "Log Home Costs"
There are two categories of log homes: milled and handcrafted. Initially, you might not recognize what you’re looking at; however the following are some fundamentals to assist in distinguishing the two. A handcrafted home means the logs are peeled and notched manually, and in some cases, each log is scribed (to mark or score wood … Continue reading "Log Home Types"