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Log Cabins

Every time we go up into the Laurel Highlands, we wish that we had our own rustic log cabin that we could spend every weekend in, winter and summer. If you feel the same, here are some books to get you grounded and inspired.

Selected Books

Carley, Rachel
Cabin Fever: Rustic Style Comes Home
NA8470.C35 1998
Featuring rustic interiors as well as North Woods architecture, Cabin Fever visits more than two dozen retreats old and new, large and small, in the mountains and along the water, from the wilds of New York out to the wild, wild West.
 
Kylloe, Ralph R.
Cabin in the Woods
NK2195.L63 K95 2007
Both functional and aesthetically pleasing, each home in this collection was selected for its beauty as well as its creative use of recycled and natural materials. See also Kylloe's Cabin Collectibles.
 
Kylloe, Ralph R.
The Rustic Cabin: Design and Architecture
q NA8470.K95 2003
Kylloe provides photographic details of the highest-quality workmanship in stone masonry and log work, highlighting the unique blend of fine antiques and contemporary furnishings in the featured homes. Arts & Crafts, Scandinavian, and Western styles. See also Kylloe's Cabins and Camps and The Rustic Home.
 
Mulfinger, Dale and Susan E. Davis
The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
NA8470.M78 2001
This Taunton Press book presents 36 cabins from across the United States in four styles: Rustic, Transformed, Traditional, and Modern. Also check out Mulfinger's Cabinology.
 
O'Leary, Ann Stillman
Rustic Revisited: Innovative Design for Cabin, Camp, and Lodge
q NA7560.O44 2006
Interior designer O'Leary, author of Adirondack Style, takes readers on a tour of 30 homes that showcase the work of some of North America's top rustic architects, builders, interior designers, and craftsmen.
 
Obomsawin, Robbin
Small Log Homes: Storybook Plans and Advice
NA8470.O26 2001
The perfect starting point for your own cabin, fifteen plans by contractor/author Robbin Obomsawing are designed to help you develop and create a structure that will reflect your personal style and match your vision of the perfect log home. See also Obomsawin's Best Log Home Plans.
 
Rowan, Gerald
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways
TH4840.R687 2009
From a 200-square foot personal retreat to off-the-grid passive solar cabins, Rowan (who has taught architecture, art, and graphic design for many years) presents 50 designs for micro, mini, and compact cabins to fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets.
 
Sweet, Roland
Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider's Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality
TH4840.S94 2010
Covers designing, planning, building and living in a log home, with details on selecting a log-home producer, evaluating log packages, incorporating green energy, buying land, calculating costs, and working with a builder and other key players.
 

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DVDs

PCN Tours. Conestoga Log Cabins, Lebanon, PA
The Pennsylvania Cable Network visits the headquarters of Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Shows various aspects of log cabin construction.
 

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Web Sites

  • Conestoga Log Cabins
    Located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, this company specializes in cabins under 2,000 square feet. Watch their video to get an idea of what their standard cabin looks like.
 

Pittsburgh Region

  • Pittsburgh Log Homes
    A division of Mountain Creations Log & Timber Homes, a Wexford company building log homes out of Northern White Cedar.