What is a ridgepole?

A ridgepole is the horizontal log beam located at the highest peak of a log or timber home. This is the main beam that holds up the roof of the house and is typically the heaviest, the largest and the longest log. The rafters attach to this pole which crowns the home.Read more

Top 5 DIY Home Builder Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

So you’re thinking about building your own dream home or cabin yourself! Every year we talk to a handful of people who want to build their home themselves and ask us for a bit of advice. We love seeing people take on these projects and the pride that comes with building it; however, we have also seen the other side—Projects that go way off-budget and over time and dreams that quickly get shattered and never completed. So we want to help you avoid those pitfalls and discuss some of the problems and considerations you may want to contemplate before taking on this project.Read more

How to Choose the Right Log Home Design

So you are ready to start the design process for your dream home. This is an exciting step and a lot of fun. It can also be very whelming with so many different ideas, styles and concepts you can get pulled in a million different ways. Although many ideas look good in a magazine or online they may not be practical for everyday life. It’s important to spend some serious time considering the type of space and features you want, but also thinking about the type of lifestyle you are going to have. So to help you out we have listed the 7 key steps to help you with the perfect log home design!Read more