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Green Tip: Wine Cellars Protect Vintage Investments

If wine is your passion, you know how critical the proper storage environment is to preserve your wine collection. Adding a climate-controlled wine cellar to your Katahdin Cedar Log Home protects your wine investment. One company, Wine Guardian offers the expertise and energy-efficient environmental controls to easily add a wine cellar to your home plans.… Read more »

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Green Tip: New Eco-Friendly Wood Stoves

In 2020, new EPA emission guidelines for wood stoves will be enacted, but one manufacturer is ahead of the game! Canada-based Regency Fireplace Products is launching their new environmentally friendly wood stove and insert products. The new Regency Cascades series joins The company’s 2020-compliant roster that also includes the Regency Pro-Series line of woodstoves. What’s… Read more »

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Portable Outdoor Pizza Ovens

If your friends and families love pizza, then adding a portable outdoor pizza oven to your outdoor kitchen can be a crowd pleaser! The pizza ovens from Fontana Forni are made in the pizza motherland of Italy by true craftsmen. We spoke to Kirk Laing, founder of Fontana Forni, for the backstory of his start… Read more »

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Back to Basics: Chimneys, Fireplaces & Woodstoves

Nearly every Katahdin Cedar Log Home features a hearth — from a focal centerpiece in a great room with soaring cathedral ceilings to a cozy master bedroom fireplace. While many dream chimneys and fireplaces feature natural stone, it’s important to understand your options when designing your home’s fireplace. We spoke with Katahdin dealer Bill Ryan,… Read more »

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ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneers Add Style

Stone veneers add great character to areas inside or outside your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. The new mortarless stone veneers from ClipStone allow you to skip the messy mortar mixing and attach the facing bricks to just about any surface. We spoke with John Bailey, ClipStone’s Director of Sales & Marketing to learn more about… Read more »

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A Family Retreat in Snowmobile Country

When Don and Shelley Stewart first visited Pittsburg, N.H, they fell in love with the location.  When the time came to build their family retreat, they wanted to create a destination that would serve their family for generations to come. Though they had first explored conventional construction, their builders, Harold (Chummy) and Lynne Lassonde of… Read more »

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Back to Basics: Interior & Exterior Finishing

One important step in completing your Katahdin Cedar Log Home is the interior and exterior finishing. Because most of the surfaces inside and out of your home are bare wood surfaces, it’s essential to treat these surfaces to protect the wood and provide a lasting finish. We spoke with Ricki Shields, a log home finish… Read more »

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See Log Homes in the Mountains!

We’re heading to higher elevations to kick off summer. Combine your love of log homes with one or both of these high altitude events in May and June. Either way, you’ll be able to breathe some fresh mountain air and experience log homes in a new way. Western Maine Mountains A-MAY-Zingly Multiple Log Home Event,… Read more »

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Green Tip: Wafer Thin LED Down Lights

One of the drawbacks to recessed lighting is the need for clearance to mount the light’s can or driver. We first spotted these wafer-thin LED luminaire lights created by CSE, a full-service product developer based in Norton Shores, MI, at the 2019 International Builders Show. Their potential for use in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes was… Read more »

Custom groin ceilings add visual interest in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes.;

Distinctive Arches & Ceilings

Most homeowners love adding a custom feature that makes their Katahdin Cedar Log Home uniquely theirs. Yet, often custom carpentry comes with a custom price tag. One Texas company, Archways & Ceilings, offers a way to add custom curves to anywhere in your log home, with prices that won’t break the bank! Origins in Southern… Read more »

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Laundry Jet Makes Laundry Fun!

If you’re tired of lugging laundry baskets up and down the stairs and picking up after the kids, then the Laundry Jet powered laundry chute is one feature to consider adding to your new Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Using a vacuum air powered network of pipes connected to convenient ports, wherever you want, the Laundry… Read more »

Retractable Screen Windows Extend Seasons

Gazebos and porches are the perfect way to extend the outdoor living area of your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Make your gazebo or porch a three-season room by installing these innovative retractable screen Scenix™ Porch Windows from Larson Manufacturing. Scenix™ combines the fresh air flow from screens with unobstructed, panoramic views. With these porch windows… Read more »