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May 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Leaking logs? what can be done?

With all this rain and storms: We are getting lots of calls about leaking logs homes right now.   Log buildings can leak for a number of different reasons.  See what may be causing your leaks....

Common problems including leaks

Added by Matt Edmunds - Edmunds and Co. on May 30, 2012 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

Memory Maker

Memorial Day is time to remember men and women who served their country. But the holiday is more about the future than the past. It signals that a brand-new summer lies ahead and, with it, fresh memories.


This impulse forward stokes some people’s determination to get going building their log home. Folks with fond memories of cabins in their youth often long for logs later in life. How much later depends, but once you decide to make it happen, sooner’s…


Added by Roland Sweet on May 26, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The hawk and the crow

The cabin has been visited lately by a red-shouldered hawk. We saw him perched on the tin roof next door. He had dignity and a seriousness of purpose about him, unlike the noisy crow who sometimes struts about near the window looking for handouts. I had a good look at the hawk's russet underbelly when he took flight, first swooping low through the green…


Added by John Duke on May 22, 2012 at 12:04am — No Comments

Win a Dream Cabin Design!

Do I have your attention? (Of course, I do.)


As I’ve mentioned before, we at Country’s Best Cabins love to connect with readers; every story has some point of interest or inspiration that shows why the cabin lifestyle is something to aspire to. For our October issue, we’re kicking that engagement up a notch by allowing…


Added by Whitney Richardson on May 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Protecting Your Modern American Relic

Like baseball and apple pie, log homes are about as American as you can get. If you're building one, you likely want to pass it down to your children and grandchildren so they, too, can enjoy its warmth and hominess for generations to come. But unless you act early to protect and maintain your logs, your home, and your savings, could be in serious…


Added by Danielle Taylor on May 14, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Lifetime Wood Treatment

Any of you stain experts out there have any knowledge of Lifetime Wood Treatment from Canada??

Been reading a little about it, some say its a big scam others swear by it.


Anyone with personal experience with this product??

Added by ed ziobro on May 14, 2012 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments

Quite contrary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockleshells

And pretty maids all in a row.

I have heard different things about this Mother Goose rhyme ...

Read more at: …


Added by John Duke on May 13, 2012 at 1:19am — No Comments

Who has the best log home building book and why??

 keeping it professional, No cutting down other, handcrafted log home is the kind of home I am going to build   I have Chambers book and Mackie ....Who is more on top of there game??   thanks  marty

Added by marty glass on May 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Don't Get Caught Short

Can you imagine living in a home where you have to climb a stepladder just to reach the kitchen counter? That was pretty close to being the case with a Japanese woman who sued her builder. The Kyoto homeowner, who stands 4 feet 6 inches tall, accused the builder of making her home too big. The diminutive plaintiff insisted she couldn’t reach the keyhole, for instance, and was able to see only the top of her head in the bathroom mirror. The court sided with the woman and ordered the builder…


Added by Roland Sweet on May 12, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Looking to save some green?

When it comes to home-design preference, we all have a different idea of the size and style of house that will perfectly suit our lifestyle. But no matter our tastes and needs, there's one thing we can all agree on: We all want to build a home that will go easy on our pocketbooks in the long run and maybe, just maybe, go easy on the planet as well.

Enter the…


Added by Sara Brown on May 10, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Mapping Out a Design

Before my daughter was born, my husband and I spent hours playing with graph paper and furniture cutouts to determine the best layout for her nursery. It’s amazing how quickly a decent-sized room can become consumed with furniture — even when said pieces are pretty much just a crib, dresser and rocking chair. Add in details like flow and accessibility, and it’s time to get…


Added by Whitney Richardson on May 5, 2012 at 6:01pm — 2 Comments

An exquisite nest

We went to an event last Friday put together by Angela Bacskocky. It combined fashion and art and music and shoes. Lots of shoes. The theme was nesting. The women wore Angela's clothes of satin and leather and feathers, their hair suggestive of nests. There was even a giant round nest…


Added by John Duke on May 1, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

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