Construction Tips

How to Efficiently Heat a Log Cabin

Written by Tim Smith

Efficiently heating a log cabin can be done successfully by a variety of methods, most of which work best when installed during the preliminary construction stage. Some log cabin heating sources have greater operating and installation costs than others. Log cabins can be heated… Continue reading

Is a Wood Floor in a Log Cabin a D.I.Y Project?

Wood FlooringWhile we were building our DIY log cabin, I was having problems deciding what to do for the wood flooring. Because it seemed like a monumental amount of back-breaking work, we opted to hire a flooring contractor to take care of it. We called three flooring contractors for bids. One never called us back. Another called back but didn’t show… Continue reading

Facts Individuals Should Know About The Efficient Maintenance Of Wooden Windows

Here is a helpful article on taking care of wooden windows in your log cabin. Some log cabin kits come with wood-framed windows and those can take a bit of care as this article details. I hope this helps!
—  Jim

By Guest Author: Chris Caldwell
Sash windows and wooden casement quite often get prone to degenerative action in process… Continue reading

Sanding Interior Logs

When we finished our log cabin, a couple of the interior log walls had huge noticeable water stains where the windows hadn’t been properly sealed from the beginning. We tried the “simple” fixes first — chemical bleaches, wet down the rest of the wall to try to make it blend in, etc. Finally, we reluctantly decided the only way to… Continue reading

Chinking and Caulking a Log Cabin

Chinking is the filler between logs in a log home. It used to be a light gray color that contrasted nicely with the logs, but now you can get chinking in a variety of colors to blend with the color of your logs. Many modern log homes don’t need chinking because they are built with a tongue and groove  or… Continue reading

Wooden Doors for Enhancing the Charm of Your Log Cabin

This article by guest author, Tanya, offers good ideas for both do-it-yourself log cabin builders as well as those looking for ideas on using wooden doors in their log cabin. Enjoy!
–Jim

[ad#ad-box]Wooden Doors for a Log CabinWooden doors will add elegance, as well as charm to any log cabin. There is something about wood that is warm and comforting and add an element… Continue reading

Log Cabin Stairs And Rails

 

[ad#ad-box]When we built our log cabin, I assumed building the stairs would be almost like regular stairs. I was wrong.

Our first idea was to make the steps out of split logs but I quickly decided that would take more skills than I had. Especially when a neighbor mentioned that the building inspector took a measuring tape to… Continue reading

Be Your Own Kitchen Remodel Planner

When planning or remodeling your log cabins’ kitchen, there are some sequences that will help. This guest article spells out some of those steps. You can also visit the article I found on planning your kitchen knobs and pulls. I hope it helps!
— Jim

by guest author, Carmela Burgess.

It is not hard to reason out why the… Continue reading

Things To Think About When Choosing Cabinet Knobs And Pulls

Here’s a good guest article to help you in picking cabinet knobs and pulls for your log cabin. When we went to replace our kitchen knobs, I had no idea we had so many of them to replace! Roxie mentions using back plates too. These are handy if the holes from the old cabinet knobs don’t line up with the… Continue reading

Cool New Trend in Log Home Construction: Log Siding

This guest article is something to consider when planning to build your do-it-yourself log home. Log siding looks like full logs but with some side benefits mentioned here. I also have an article on building a do-it-yourself shed which could be done with the log siding. Something to think about!
— Jim

by guest author, Randy Dokter.

[ad#ad-box]Becoming increasingly popular… Continue reading

Instructions To Finding Suitable Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

by guest author, Jorel Tuyor.

One could have made a decision to remodel the kitchen and make sure it becomes fully effective and alluring for friends and family. It is totally up to people to decide the type of design they fancy and the kitchen cabinet hardware type that will go well with their style. People must decide if they… Continue reading

Have a Very Dependable Solar Panels Guide and Understand How to Make Solar Panels

by guest author, Allen Williams.

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If you’re already tired of paying expensive electric bills, you must know that solar panels can help you solve your problem. Learning how to make solar panels is quite easy that anybody who is eager to build them could have as much free energy they want with the presence of a dependable guide. As… Continue reading

Log Cabin Kits vs. a “Real” Log Cabin

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There are plenty of opposing opinions in the discussion on do-it-yourself log cabin kits vs building a log cabin from scratch.  When we first started exploring our options, I thought the only way to build a log cabin was to get a bunch of somewhat similar-sized logs and a chainsaw and try to make them fit together. It seemed… Continue reading

A Home Office In Your Log Cabin

[ad#ad-box]A log home's home officeIf you work from home and want your clients to take you and your business seriously, gathering around on logs in the back yard isn’t very professional. However, just because you need an office doesn’t mean it must be formal and stuffy.

If you are like me and feel more comfortable and focused in natural surroundings, establishing a rustic… Continue reading

Wireless Alarm System For Your Log Cabin

[ad#ad-box]With an increase in log cabin break-ins, security becomes a priority for many of us.  Even if you can replace stuff that was taken, it can be a pain to deal with. So rather than concerning yourself with these concerns, it can give you peace of mind to install a security system in your log home or cabin. There are… Continue reading