The Complete Guide to Log Homes

It's a classic American dream: a beautiful log home nestled in the woods, standing proudly on a mountaintop, poised on a hillside, or serenely overlooking a sparkling lake or stream. With walls that beautifully blend the art of nature with the hand of human labor, no other kind of dwelling so poetically expresses the pioneering, self-sufficient spirit that made this nation great.

If you're looking to make this dream a reality, let seasoned professionals Clyde Cremer and Jeffrey Cremer help you navigate the often puzzling maze of buying and building a log home. With this indispensable guide, Clyde and Jeffrey advise you on every aspect of the process, from idea stage to completed project, and explains how to choose the right style of home to fit your budget and site selection. They also cover such topics as: Types of wood used for log cabins, energy efficiency, estimating costs, construction concerns, log home maintenance.

The Complete Guide to Log Homes gives you all the information you need to make an informed, educated decision on buying or building a log home. Take the first step today toward having the home of your dreams!  

Topics Include:

  • Types of wood used for log cabins
  • R value
  • Wood shrinkage
  • Energy efficiency
  • Estimating costs
  • Construction concerns
  • Log home components
  • Window and door selection
  • Log home maintenance
  • 50 Rendered illustrations and photos
  • And much more!

The Complete Guide to Log Homes Book Review:

As the editor of the Log Cabin Directory, I often receive books from authors seeking a review and most offer good advice about this topic. Few of the books I own, or have reviewed are as comprehensive as this book by the father and son team, Clyde and Jeff Cremer. Their title, "The Complete Guide to Log Homes", says it all... this is an all-inclusive guide for anyone thinking about building or buying a log home. - Tom Heatherington

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