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Before You Buy: 12 Smart Financial Strategies

New-home financing is tricky these days, and within the log home niche it can be even trickier.  Before you wade in, prepare yourself and your financial profile to increase the likelihood of a smooth financing experience.  The following article, excerpted from the Log Homes Council, offers 12 steps you can take to organize your finances [...]

Design Covenants and Restrictions

When beginning the design process most people are concentrating on how the final home will look and flow. That’s how it should be, however before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often [...]

Log Homes: Kit or Custom

Falling in love with a log home is easy. Whether you spot your ideal in a magazine, at a home show, or from behind the wheel as you travel, when you see the “perfect” log home it hits you like cupid’s arrow: you must have one. The more complicated part is determining the best way [...]

Interior Stain for Log Homes

Thanks to Sashco for sharing some interior finish expertise this month. Cinderella didn’t put up with cleaning drudgery forever. Neither should you.  Apply a finish to your interior log and wood walls and you’ll be sitting pretty. Why finish interior walls?  Interior log and wood walls set the tone in a log home.  Applying a quality finish will [...]

Building on Land with a Slope

When those of us with log or timber home aspirations begin looking for property, a site with a great view is the goal for most.  This usually means a place on high ground, and often, sloped ground. Whether your lot is atop a gently rolling hill or a steep mountainside, building on a slope presents [...]

Understanding Installation by Product

PrecisionCraft offers clients a wide range of product styles for constructing their homes.  Some prefer a milled log while others like timber frame.  Once you decide the style and amount of wood which will become your home, what is the journey from raw log to installation? Milled Log Homes When you choose to build a [...]