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Designing to Fit Your Location

In past articles we’ve talked about visualizing the way your future log or timber frame will look when it is completed, but what do you see when you picture the surrounding land? Do you envision your home tucked away at the base of a rugged mountain range? Or perhaps your ideal wood house is seen [...]

Design for Today, Protect for Tomorrow

When you first think of building a log or timber home, maintenance might not be something you think of until later on. You want it to stand the test of time, so knowing that there are choices to be made now, aside from what stain to use, can help to protect your home for later. [...]

How Much Maintenance Will My Log Home Need?

The amount of maintenance your log home will need depends on several factors, such as your home’s location, design, and finish. PrecisionCraft’s in-house firm, M.T.N Design was asked to answer a few questions regarding exterior log home maintenance by Log Cabin Homes Magazine.  The interview, below, will answer many of your wood home maintenance questions. Log Cabin [...]

Log Finishes That Enhance Your Design

When you close your eyes, how do you envision your finished log home looking? Many log home producers tout their wood specie the variation of log profiles, but in general, these choices have little to do with the final look and feel of your home. The size, texture, stain color and wood treatment will have the largest impact on anyone who sees your log home for the first time. Let’s review how each of these elements can enhance the design of your log home.

Log Home Maintenance, Cleaning and Inspections

Guest Author: Perma-Chink Systems Taking care of log homes is a bit like caring for your car. You would never consider driving your car for years without changing the oil or ever washing it. Your home too needs an occasional wash, inspection and maintenance. It is easier and better to inspect a clean home than [...]

What are the Best Ways to Protect My Wood Home?

We asked Sashco, one of the leading log and timber home stain producers, to share some key points about maintaining your log or timber home. Design Since it is a combination of water and sun (UV rays) that does the most damage to finishing products, it is wise to incorporate long eave overhangs, and, when [...]