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Log and Timber Home Living

Log and Timber Home Living August 2020

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The nation’s premier log home magazine, Log Home Living encourages the dream of log home ownership. Each issue celebrates the log home lifestyle, provides practical advice, and offers photo tours of the nation’s most beautiful log homes.

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United States
Active Interest Media
8 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
live well

Over the past few months, I’d made a solemn vow — both to myself and to you, our readers — to keep the Covid-19 pandemic out of the pages of Log & Timber Home Living. After all, you don’t come here for world news or trite platitudes (if another corporate entity reminds me that these are “challenging times” in an effort to market their product to me, I may lose it). You come here to be inspired and learn about log and timber home design, construction and ownership. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that our situation has had a profound impact on the way we think about our homes. The side effect of spending as much time inside as we have is that we both praise our houses…

1 min.
log & timber home living

Editor-in-Chief DONNA PEAK Creative Director EDIE MANN Art Director, Photo & Design MARK SORENSON Managing Editor SUZANNA LOGAN Associate Editor GRIFFIN SUBER Contributors CHARLES BEVIER JANICE BREWSTER ADAM HEADLEY CLAUDIA JOHNSON ELIZABETH MILLARD DAN MITCHELL Advertising Sales Director HEATHER GLYNN GNIAZDOWSKI 703-731-9659 National Accounts Manager MARI CAMPBELL Account Executives PAM STINE RICH WILKINSON Ad Coordinator KIM HOFF Graphic Designer JULIE GREEN Director of Retail Sales SUSAN A. ROSE Director Accounting Shared Services KELLY BAUMGARDNER President PETER H. MILLER, HON. AIA VP General Manager and Digital Development BRIAN VAN HEUVERSWYN Director of Digital Marketing LJ LINDHURST Events Operations Manager CAROLYN WALSH Digital Campaign Manager TAYLOR JACKSON Digital Producer KATHERINE OWEN Marketing Coordinator JOSH COHN Exhibit Sales, Log and Timber Home Shows ERIC JOHNSON, SAMANTHA WATTERS Catapult Creative Labs AMANDA PHILLIPS Human Resources MICHAL SIGEL Finanace Manager BART HAWLEY President & CEO ANDREW W. CLURMAN Executive VP & CFO BRIAN SELSTROM Senior VP of Operations PATRICIA B. FOX VP of Production & Manufacturing BARBARA VAN SICKLE VP Digital Products & Platforms KATIE HERRELL AIM Board Chair EFREM ZIMBALIST III…

1 min.
beauty and function

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3 min.
beauty attack

Defined as non-native species that are likely to cause harm to wildlife or an environment, invasive plants sometimes have an appealing look, thanks to flowers or colorful leaves. But according to the U.S. Forest Service, they can get ugly when it comes to their impact on a landscape. Invasive species can degrade wildlife habitat, negatively affect water quality, increase soil erosion, block out other plants and compete with native species for soil nutrients and sunlight. That’s a big price to pay for a few flowers. Sometimes you can spot invasive plants easily because, well, they tend to invade — taking over a garden quickly and becoming challenging to control. Others are more subtle in their attack. Don’t want to wage war on your landscape? You may want to steer clear of these six…

5 min.
10 log & timber home design mistakes to avoid

There’s plenty of joy in the prospect of making your dream home a reality. But it’s normal to have some anxiety as well. After all, you don’t want to live in a house that falls short of your expectations. For many, the thought of getting it wrong is paralyzing. Keep these common design pitfalls and solutions in mind and you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward. 1 Rushing the Design Phase It takes time and a great deal of thought to craft a log or timber home that will fulfill you now and in the years to come. To ensure you get it right, devote 12 months or more to designing the floor plan. “I have very few things I’d change on this home, but I spent 15 years designing…

1 min.
kitchen game-changers

▪ Specify lazy-Suzan shelving in corner kitchen cabinets so items never get lost in its dark recesses.▪ To increase cabinet space, install only one window above the sink and make it a casement — the crank is easier to operate from across the counter.▪ Install a small TV inside a cabinet and bring your favorite cooking show right into the kitchen (or conceal the screen when not in use).▪ Keep seasonings at the ready by installing a thin pullout spice pantry near the stove.▪ Equip your pantry with circular, rotating shelving, which will increase storage and make it easier to access all your items.▪ An under-cabinet microwave boosts counter space. Placing it in an island, instead of an upper cabinet, allows kids or those with mobility issues to access it…