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Return of the log house. A look at traditional floor plans and styles. What to look for in a kit.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1979 (v.6#6) pg. 46

Tips on buying log homes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1980 (v.58#10) pg. 56

Stackwall construction. Tips on building a stackwall house from 22" long logs and mortar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 52

Tips on using slab wood (a by-product of lumber milling) as siding for rustic-looking buildings.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 11

Building with logs: What you should know. How to fell your own trees and make your own logs for a log house.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1982 (v.66#8) pg. 17

Potential problems of log homes.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Feb 1985 (v.69#2) pg. 24

Corner-notching technique for building with green timber allows for the dramatic shrinkage of the logs during the first three years.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.71#1) pg. 10

How to hand hew logs for building purposes.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.79#4) pg. 47

Frequently asked questions about cordwood masonry. The basics of a 1000-year-old building method.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 2001 (v.85#3) pg. 34, 39

A look at building a cabin from logs. Tips on cabin design, cutting the timber, transporting and peeling the logs. Construction tips include a look at foundations, sill logs and saddle notches, framing doors and windows, gables, ridgepole, rafters, trusses, chinking and finishing.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 44

Build your own house from a kit. A look at log home kits and ten steps to take before you invest in one.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1979 (v.92#16) pg. 193

A look at building a log home. Includes information on log building schools, kits and what to consider before buying.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #195 Jan 1979 (v.29#1) pg. 86

Tip on a better method for chinking between the logs of a log cabin.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 4

The current trends in building log homes from kits and typical costs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 31

Housing: the shape of things to come. A look at foamed dome, log cabin, precut, manufactured, transposed, steel frame, geodesic dome, and earth-sheltered homes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 27

Guide to contemporary log home living. Special advertising section covers building the modern log home and shopping for a log home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #285 Jan 1988 (v.38#1) pg. 55

Suggested finish for log houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 6

Round-log construction. How to achieve precise fits using a chainsaw.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 38

An island retreat. A chainsaw and a milling attachment turn salvaged logs into a simple vacation cabin.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 29

Tips on sealing the joints between logs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 6

Tips for repairing broken and cracked chinking in log houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 10

Appalachian axman's art. From two decades of hewing and notching experience, some innovative techniques for log-home builders.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 54

Log-cabin legacy. How two Tennessee restorationists locate, dismantle and reassemble old-time log cabins.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 46

Log-building to last. With proper siting, roof overhangs, notching, chinking, and ventilation, a log home should last 200 years.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 52

Description of using epoxy as a tool in a log house restoration.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 20

Tips on cutting corner notches for an octagonal log home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 12

Chinking log walls. Sealing up the spaces between hewn timbers calls for modern materials and a sense of history.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 48
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #28 Aug-Sep 1985 pg. 6

Scribe-fitting a log house results in precise dovetail joinery at the corners.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 46

Tips on using plantation-grown red pine in building log homes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 10

Reason for eliminating a vapor barrier in log houses is explained.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 22

Victorian log studio. Basic carpentry techniques shape a unique small workplace. Features dovetailed log construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 70

Tips on building stack-log (stackwood) houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 4

Traditional Finnish sauna is built from well-chinked logs and has a sod roof. Logs are joined at corners using half-dovetails.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 43

Chinkless log-building. Coping logs with a chainsaw and scriber in order to eliminate the need for chinking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 80

Chainsaws come out of the woods. A log builder tells about chainsaw safety, maintenance and how he uses chainsaws to work logs and timbers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 81

Framing a roof with log gable ends. A look at the problems to be overcome.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 14

Log widgets are used to keep logs from rolling around as they are worked on.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 32

Grain scribe. A simple tool to help determine the amount of twist in logs being used in log houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 32

How to build a house of hewn logs. Covers selecting and felling the trees, hewing the logs and erecting the shell.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 23

How to build a precut log home. A description and step-by-step photos by one man who did it.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 31

A look at kit log homes. How to compare the different houses available. Includes names and addresses of manufacturers.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 39

Basic building procedures for log homes. Covers log selection, drying and barking logs, log shapes and caulking, corner construction, raising logs into place, piers and foundations, doors and windows, rafters and purlins.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 80

A look at the use of poplar for log buildings and tips on treatment to prevent decay.
HARROWSMITH #31 Oct 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 21

Tips on stackwall (cordwood, stove-wood, or log-end) house construction.
HARROWSMITH #67 May-Jun 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 123

The insulation R-values are compared in log houses.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 77

Cheaper by the cord. Design and construction of a stackwall house is described. Stackwall consists of embedding stove-length cordwood in mortar.
HARROWSMITH #96 Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#6) pg. 50
Added Info HARROWSMITH #98 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 10

For the love of wood. A look at one couple's varied log buildings and an introduction to the five basic log-building styles.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #127 Apr 1996 (v.20) pg. 30

Lovely logs. A look at contemporary log homes. Log home buying tips and do-it-yourself options. Corner construction details are illustrated.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1987 (v.12#9) pg. 34

Build-it-yourself log cabin. Tips on erecting a Lincoln Logs kit house.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 74

Vacation cabin with a 14x16-ft. enclosed area and a 14x18-ft. porch. Wood frame covered with cedar log siding. Est. cost: $700.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #482 Jul 1968 (v.64) pg. 78

Photos show assembly of a log cabin in a kit from K Products Corp., Calif.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #527 Apr 1972 (v.68) pg. 138

Log cabins are back in style. Designs, prices and suppliers reviewed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #578 Jul 1976 (v.72) pg. 50

Basic instructions for building with logs. Three styles of corner joints and the technique for joining logs are illustrated. Describes where to get logs and how to apply chinking.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 40

A look at the energy efficiency of log homes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #664 Sep 1983 (v.79) pg. 46

Basic framing and construction tips for a rustic log cabin.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #3 May 1970 pg. 30

Tips on corner joints and insulation for a log cabin.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #53 Sep-Oct 1978 pg. 176

A look at some stackwood homes constructed over 100 years ago and information on where to learn more about stackwood architecture.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 106

A guide to contemporary log homes. Looks at building from scratch vs. kits. Includes manufacturers directory.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #57 May-Jun 1979 pg. 141

A look at a low-cost cabin built by two women.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 31

Build a 10x13-ft. log cabin using native materials, traditional hand tools and a lot of hard work. Est. cost: $100.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 100

An introduction to log construction.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 166

The thermal efficiency of cordwood walls. How log-end houses compare with conventional structures.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 98

Building a "log" house out of stacked 2x4's.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #82 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 88

Tips on how to build a mortgage-free, owner-built cordwood "castle".
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #88 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 110

Make your own "one pass" peeling spud to remove bark from logs.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 124

A mini manual on building the traditional hewn-log home.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #94 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 53

Tips on choosing a log home kit.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 26

A place in the woods. The art of building a shelter with log scraps and little experience.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #114 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 70

Patterns for three totem poles. Totem poles may be used as the porch roof supports on log cabins.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 8

Description of the restoration of a 123-year-old log farm house in the Potomac highlands of West Virginia.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1978 (v.6#4) pg. 38

A guide to rehabilitating log houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1980 (v.8#8) pg. 85

Recipe and instructions for daubing (chinking) between the logs in a log house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1986 (v.14#2) pg. 90
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.14#6) pg. 260

Log houses in America. Origins, construction techniques, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.18#1) pg. 37
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.18#2) pg. 6
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.18#3) pg. 8

Between the cracks. How to chink log buildings for best performance. Includes a recipe for a strong, flexible daubing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1997 (v.25#3) pg. 46
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.25#4) pg. 12

Build a north wood retreat in the form of a handsome, sturdy and affordable log cabin.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 96

A look at what's available in kit homes. Differences between precut, panelized and prefabricated kits explained. Includes list of manufacturers of traditional and log homes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1979 (v.214#6) pg. 112

A look at six log homes and some tips on log-home living. Includes a primer on log home construction.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.4#7) pg. 33

Remodeling log homes. Tips on designing a log home with future expansion in mind and examples of some of the special challenges that remodeling an older log home can pose.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.4#8) pg. 64

Guide to factory-built houses. Part 4. Precut homes, including log homes.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1990 (v.5#7) pg. 34

Log-cabin style observatory features a roll-off roof.
SKY & TELESCOPE Nov 1990 (v.80#5) pg. 551

Log hewing skills make a comeback. Some tips.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 33
Added Info WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1987 (v.43#1) pg. 28
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 36