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May 2016 Blog Posts (23)

Annual Log Home Spring Deck Maintenance

This simple, annual log home spring deck maintenance routine will keep your deck in tip-top shape and make you proud to show off your outdoor living space

Log homes and outdoor living are as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly. But when the weather turns foul, you get to come inside — your deck, however, doesn’t enjoy the same luxury.

Year-round exposure to sun, rain…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 31, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments


Our campaign at Indiegogo is starting to take hold. We got a write-up in Crowdfunding Review this morning.

Added by Richard Gunst on May 28, 2016 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Prepare for Spring Storms: Gutter Maintenance

CBN-TA0515_11 Gutter maintenance tips.

Properly functioning gutters can prevent water damage to your cabin, saving you thousands of dollars in repair bills. Gutters can also be a source of great frustration, and if improperly maintained, they can cause more problems than they solve.

Here’s a list of common inspection pointers to make sure your gutters keep water moving away from…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 24, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

IndidGOGO Campagin just Launched!

We just launched a campaign at IndieGOGO to raise funds to relocate Pioneer Log Siding to the Central paart of the United States and save our Nationwide customers on their high shipping costs. Please check out our PERKS & DISCOUNTS offered to all of those who JOIN.…


Added by Richard Gunst on May 20, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

A Luxury Log Home With a Pioneering Spirit


For his own Canadian log home, logger David Chevigny pulled from the influences of the surrounding land — and his family’s business — to give his grand retreat a personal twist.

Story by Suzanna Logan

Photography by Joseph Hilliard

In the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia, the Wild West lives on. To locals, the city is still known as a cowboy town. The beauty here is raw. Rugged mountains rise above pristine lakes and cattle ranches sprawl…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 20, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Building Trends 2016 - #2: Workhorse Islands!

Building Trends 2016 - #2: Workhorse Islands!

Not only a large island is something we're seeing in many new homes this year, but islands that are completely functional, with sinks, space to prep, storage space and seating.

For those…


Added by Timber Block on May 17, 2016 at 11:55am — No Comments

Time Saving Tips to Keep Your Home Construction on Schedule

Building a home is a pretty big undertaking and there are many things you need to take into consideration to prevent from falling behind schedule. Home construction is definitely not something you should jump into without taking the time to carefully plan in advance. Here are a few tips that will help to ensure your construction is completed according to schedule.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 17, 2016 at 11:15am — No Comments

5 Tips For a Long Distance Log Home Build

You are here. Your dream is there. Here’s how to make a long distance log home build a success.

By Donna Peak

You’ve wanted a log home as long as you can remember, and you are finally going to take the leap! There’s only one problem: Your dream location is in Idaho and you live in Indiana. How can you make this work from hundreds of miles away? Who do you…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 17, 2016 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Tips for Keeping your Next Renovation Project under Budget

Renovating your home with limited money is hard but not impossible. The fact is, you cannot neglect your duties as a homeowner, and luckily you do not have to spend a fortune on renovation fees. There are a number of ways to upgrade your home on a strict budget and keep fixes and new projects affordable.

All You Need is Paint

The easiest and most…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 16, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The Downside of Log Home Vaulted Ceilings

6 reasons why a log home vaulted ceiling can fall flat.

By Mercedes Hayes

It’s no secret that a log home vaulted ceiling makes a dramatic statement. I would venture to say that for resale, this kind of look sells the house quickly. A vaulted ceiling implies lots of windows, hence lots of light, which is at the top of everyone’s list.

A cathedral ceiling is also undeniably gorgeous. You can set up the biggest Christmas tree you can imagine. And a large great room can…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 16, 2016 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Keeping Cool: Ideas for Beating the Heat inside Your House

Summertime can be a lot of fun, particularly if you enjoy outdoor activities such as going to the beach, swimming, running, and hiking. One challenge, however, is the heat. If you are looking for ways to stay cool while indoors, read on.

Use Fans

Window, stationery, and ceiling fans do a great job of circulating air and keeping you cool. The trick is…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 13, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments

New House Fix: Tricks for Five of the Most Common Home Repairs

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, and it can be easy to get lost in all the luxuries it provides. However, part of the deal is keeping everything functional and operating properly for you to continue to enjoy your home. Although many things may take a handyman if a serious problem arises, these five things are issues you should know how to fix yourself.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on May 12, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Log Home Interior Design

Good log home interior design provides physical and emotional satisfaction. Establish relationships in your home between space, light and line.

log cabin stone fireplace great room Focal points are the hallmark of good design — the more the merrier. They establish visual reference points that help organize space. Fireplaces and windows are good examples.

Good design isn’t always instantly recognizable.…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 12, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Plumbing Blunders: A Guide to Plumbing Maintenance

Your toilet is clogged again, and this time you are to blame. (Who would have thought flushable kitty litter wasn't really flushable?) To help you avoid future clogs and floods, here are a few things you should avoid when trying to be an amateur plumber.

Noxious Chemicals

Although they say chemicals clear a clog in minutes, they rarely do…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 10, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments


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Added by Richard Gunst on May 10, 2016 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Spring is Right Around the Corner - Control Insects Now!

Spring is Right Around the Corner?

by Art Hoffman, Morningdale Log Homes LLC.

Considering the winter we have had so far, it is hard to believe that Spring is only 2 months away. But now is a good time to prepare for your home’s  annual Spring maintenance.

Over the Fall and Winter, it is likely your home has become dirty, maybe even with some mold or…


Added by Art Hoffman on May 10, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments

Pest Control for Your Log Home

Preventing pests from damaging your wood siding or logs.

Most pests that attack wood siding are the same bugs that play a role in the decay process of dead trees and fallen logs in nature.

When a tree falls, moisture and decay fungi start to soften the wood, working to return its resources to the soil. This softened wood is especially…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 9, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Financing Your Log Home - Part 2 of 3


This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.



Added by Donald Parsons on May 6, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

New May-June Honest Abe Living Magazine

Read our just-published online FREE today!

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on May 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Old Log Home Restoration Tips

11 quick and simple questions if you're considering a log home restoration.

Log home restoration can be tricky. To bring it back to its former glory, there are some key elements you should know.

If you’re buying an existing log home, try to obtain a maintenance record to help determine whether new log treatments are compatible with old ones.…


Added by Kristen Hopf on May 4, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

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