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Muir's Original Log Home Guide for Builders and Buyers Paperback – October 4, 1999
"CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
I have finally found a log home magazine worth picking up!... I cannot tell you how good it is to see a publication where nearly every page has something for me to learn....It is worth the $25.00 just to pick up a magazine that isn't filled to the brim with frilly curtains and antiques that mask the poor workmanship. Thanks for kicking some serious butt in the business! I look forward to more issues ... I'm telling each of my clients that they need one to have on hand so that guests can be educated in what makes these houses so special." -- Log Home Builder
"Welcome back! I have several issues of your magazines from the middle to late 80's and like them VERY much.... It was really your magazine that convinced me that I could afford and build a log home. My dream home (definely governed solely by money) is 28' by 44' with a large loft area, although I wouldn't have any problem designing a large, large-log gorgeous home...Again, I love your magazine and think it's old format serves the public better than most - if not all - of those available currently. Thanks for relaunching." -- M. Allan, Groton, NY
From the Publisher
Log Home Guide (LHG), the nation's first log home magazine is back in publication--for the first time since 1994. The much-anticipated re-launch of Muir's Original Log Home Guide - The Millennium issue, became available the first week of October, 1999. The magazine that made the log home famous - LHG - was developed in 1977 by Allan and Doris Muir, then publishers, editor-in-chief, and editor respectively.
The first publication was an annual directory in 1978. The importance of this magazine - not only to the log home building industry but to the public - was evident as distribution grew dramatically from its start of 10,000 to 175,000 at the height. Following the demand from the industry and public, the Muirs created a quarterly magazine in 1980, as well as a Decor and Design magazine in 1984/85 to supplement the already popular annual directory.
Since its inception, many others have tried to imitate Log Home Guide. However, the wisdom and character Log Home Guide brings to the consumer is irreplaceable and un-duplicatable. The re-launch/Millennium issue is like not other issue EVER produced! In this 260 page, full-color issue, the reader will NOT find any advertising. Truly A BOOK in magazine format!
What is found in this LHG is a list of their TOP 100 log home building companies in North America. Color pictures of the TOP 100 builders' homes span over 100 pages, showing you the "best-of-the-best" homes being constructed by builders dedicated to quality and excellence. In each builder's write-up, you will read a little-bit of history, a little-bit of technology, and a WHOLE LOT OF FACTS! LOG HOME GUIDE has always been a magazine for the people!
"We tell you the facts and we tell them to you with the cold-hard truth," declares Doris Muir, editor and founder of Log Home Guide. Included are feature articles such as; "In the Beginning ...," a photographic essay depicting various phases of the handcrafted log home industry; "Women In The Log Home Industry," a story of the growing number of women establishing themselves in the male-dominated log home trade; to numerous articles on technology such as; "The Worm Screw Jack," and "Log Joinery." The technology articles teach the readers important facts (sometimes beyond the obvious), such as; wood shrinks and allowances need to be made during crucial building stages. Muir announces, "ENJOY your reading time with LOG HOME GUIDE. For many, it's an old friend! If you are not familiar with LOG HOME GUIDE, please take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the magazine that made the log home famous."
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The Millenium Issue of Muir's Orginal Log Home Guide contains no advertising. I believe this adds to the validity of the views and opinions contained with in the book.
This book reveals the best log building systems, corner styles and everything you'll ever need to know about settling.
The Muir's are on a crusade to develop some building standards within the Log Home Industry. Until they accomplish their goal, you can count on the Log Home Guide to provide the information you'll need to prevent a disaster as build your dream home.
I was amazed to find out how little I really new about the Log Home Industry and the many building systems that are available. With the information contained within the Millenium Issue I feel I'll be better prepared to make the biggest investment of my life.
It's only value is in the photography. Some beautiful homes shown.