The Nose Really Does Know
Nothing is more memorable than smell. Consider that when picking flowers for your log cabin. Flowers should be enjoyed for their intoxicating fragrances as well as their beauty. Don’t rely on just one type of plant to provide fragrance. Choose a variety of plants that captivate your sense of smell wherever you go. Situate around your outdoor seating areas and in window boxes so you can enjoy scents on the breeze while doing dishes or having a glass of wine on the deck with friends. Put climbing vines on your pergolas, fences and trellises. Research when they bloom so you can enjoy scents throughout the year. Continue reading
The Timber Ridge was developed from a conceptual drawing of a custom home that was centered around a customer’s needs.
The customer wanted this home to portray a 100 year old building with the main goal of having a space for weekend retreats that could double as a hunting cabin. Energy efficiency was also an interest, so a 3″ insulation package was added to our log wall system. Continue reading
Plenty of classic movies have been set in log cabins. Don’t just think about horror movies with the scary serial killers like Jason from the Friday the 13th series or 2012’s Cabin in the Woods. Below are the top 5 log cabin movies we found. So curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and enjoy! Continue reading
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Designing and building your dream log cabin home can be an exciting experience. Don’t let concerns over financing the construction derail you. There are options available if you don’t have cash upfront to cover building costs.
Many lenders offer construction loans to cover expenses during the log cabin building process. These loans are usually available for single unit, detached properties that are primary residences or second homes. The terms can be fixed rate or adjustable. A schedule of draws is agreed on by the home owner, builder and lender. Loan disbursements are made as work is completed on the log cabin. During construction, the home owner makes interest only payments calculated based on the outstanding loan balance.
Engineered Logs – The Best Choice for Your Log Cabin
Log cabins have been admired for their beauty and durability for centuries. Building materials have evolved significantly since the first log cabins were built hundreds of years ago. Traditional logs are often being replaced with engineered logs. Continue reading