Stock Plans Planning Sets

Sue | March 6th, 2021 - 9:26 pm
Stock Plans Planning Sets

Planning Sets- To help with planning your new log home, we are pleased to offer a Planning Set for any of our stock plans for $99. For $99 you receive an emailed PDF file and a permission slip granting you permission to print hard copies for planning and gathering subcontractor cost purposes. The plans can […]

Round Log Shell Description Sheet

Sue | March 29th, 2019 - 11:21 am
Round Log Shell Description Sheet

Round Log Shell Detail Sheet All of our log home pricing begins with a log shell only. The items included in our standard Round Log Package are detailed below (click on image to enlarge). A round log profile provides rounded surface on the interior and exterior of the home. Round log packages are priced with […]

D- Log Shell Description Sheet

Sue | March 29th, 2019 - 10:59 am
D- Log Shell Description Sheet

D-Log Shell Detail Sheet All of our log home pricing begins with a log shell only. The items included in our standard D-log package are detailed below (click on image to enlarge). A D-log profile provides a flat surface on the interior of the home and a rounded profile on the exterior. D-log packages are […]

Construction Time Line for New Log Homes

Sue | March 22nd, 2018 - 10:29 am
Construction Time Line for New Log Homes

A new log home holds the allure of being decidedly yours from day one. Having the opportunity to make all the selections, from wall log size to the complete kitchen layout, insures the home is custom tailored to meet your specific wants and needs. But one drawback is the time required to build the log cabin […]

Log Home Budgets Putting Money Where it Counts

Sue | March 19th, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Log Home Budgets  Putting Money Where it Counts

Log Homes are so much more than just logs. If  you think about what drew you towards a log home in the beginning you will probably find that it wasn’t just the log walls that captured all of your attention. Most likely there are a number of other features that makes a log home so appealing […]

Love of Log Home Construction

Sue | November 20th, 2015 - 11:06 am
Love of Log Home Construction

We are proud to have supplied a few photos for the Log Home Living July 2015 issue. These photos showcase a log home under construction, but with materials that are not as expensive as some on the market. When the home below was built the owners chose the large diameter handcrafted logs because they fell […]

Log Homes and Slip Joints

Sue | October 22nd, 2015 - 7:57 pm
Log Homes and Slip Joints

In our article, “Log Homes and Shrinkage“, we illustrated and discussed shrinkage channels. Now we would like to share with you an illustrated article regarding slip joints. For our Log Homes and Shrinkage Article Please Click Here Log home shrinkage is not something to be overly concerned with, so long as the log home construction […]

Interior Log Home Anatomy

Sue | October 22nd, 2015 - 5:31 pm
Interior Log Home Anatomy

When you are reading down through a log home bid you soon find yourself thinking, “Gee, what does some of these terms mean?”. Right at that moment you have crossed over from being a log home observer-– to being an owner. The dreaming stage of reading log home magazines, looking through cabin websites, and browsing […]

Log Homes ~ Shrinkage

Sue | February 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm
Log Homes ~ Shrinkage

Look at the photo below. Do you know what it is? You may have guessed it is a stacked log wall with a log ridge beam and some interior framing. But look again. What else do you see? Try the next log home photo were I have some things noted… While we all can spend […]

How Much Does it Cost?

Sue | November 5th, 2014 - 9:40 pm
How Much Does it Cost?

We all love to dream about our new log home, but the reality behind every dream is, “How much does it cost?”. Cost is the vehicle that carries that dream. Well laid budgets can encounter surprise costs during the build, but overall the well prepared budget vehicles will get to the finished home line in […]

Cowboy Log Homes in the News!

Sue | August 22nd, 2014 - 8:55 am
Cowboy Log Homes in the News!

Extra! Extra! See all about it! We would like to thank Log Home Living for selecting one of our construction photos for their September 2014 magazine. On page 60 we are featured as the lead photo for the article entitled, “Contract Conversation”, By Jim Cooper.  This photo shows one of our handcrafted log homes under […]

Room Sizes of Luxury Log Home Plans

Sue | July 8th, 2014 - 5:11 am
Room Sizes of Luxury Log Home Plans

Luxury log home floor plans need to contain the areas you desire, in the size that fits your needs. Sometimes when you roll out a set of blueprints you see numbers staring at you from the page, almost daring you to try to comprehend exactly how they will define the parameters of your new log […]

For the Love of Log Homes

Sue | April 3rd, 2014 - 5:29 am
For the Love of Log Homes

More and more it seems that there are two types of people that we personally encounter: those who love log homes and those that do not. If you are one who has a passion for log, then you are probably not satisfied with a conventionally built home. The log home love affair may bite you […]

Handcrafted Log Homes and Dutch Doors

Sue | March 14th, 2014 - 2:34 pm
Handcrafted Log Homes and Dutch Doors

Handcrafted log homes and specialty wood doors are both the same vintage– fully custom. The love of wood and rustic amenities often encourage homeowners to invest in carved wood doors, stained glass inserts, or even Dutch doors. The Dutch style of the doors can be used for both interior and exterior locations. Dutch Doors Design […]

Reasons to Build New Montana Log Homes

Sue | March 13th, 2014 - 6:39 am
Reasons to Build New Montana Log Homes

If you are relocating to Montana and desire a log home there are two choices: purchase an existing log home or build a new log home. For many, moving here is a life long dream that has been saved and planned for accordingly. Buying a home is quicker than building a new one, but here […]