Thoughts & Musings

Log Home Living … in Texas?

March 14, 2018

You don’t typically find log homes in Texas — and understandably. Timber is few and far between. The sun is strong and hot. It’s difficult to even find local log home builders.

Building a log home in Texas is a challenge. But Town + Country Cedar Homes never shies away from a challenge. Read more

Fire Breaks Out at Town+Country Cedar Homes Mill Overnight

March 7, 2018

Business at Town+Country unaffected despite damage to the company’s newly expanded sawmill.

Boyne Falls, MI — On Tuesday evening, March 6, a fire started at Town+Country Cedar Homes’ Michigan sawmill. No one was injured and damage is limited to one building that housed a recent sawmill expansion, completed in 2017. Buildings containing the company’s other mills remain fully operational.

Because damage was limited to one building on the property, Town+Country President Brad Baird said customers will be unaffected and business will continue to operate as usual. Company leaders said they have plans to rebuild the damaged mill as quickly as possible.

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Island Time

February 28, 2018

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St. Barth (photo cred RickyG)

Spring Break season is upon us and has many thinking about their favorite island, dreaming of relaxing with their favorite beverage while sampling the freshly prepared local cuisine, surrounded by their favorite getaway feel and style. Some yearn for barefoot cottagy, others, high-style, refined luxury. Quite honestly, not that indifferent to what we will be doing this same season – thinking islands…

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee … and White Cedar!

February 21, 2018

Very often here we talk about log home floor plans, timber frame truss design, log connections, flare bottoms, cottage style cedar shakes versus board and batten, etc., etc.. Many clients start their dream-home journey with those elements in mind. They search the two-dimensional universe of visuals on the internet and collect them in old school portfolios and digital idea books, file names like “LOG HOME FOORPLANS I LIKE”, “COOL TIMBER HOME INTERIORS”, “DREAM LOG CABIN EXTERIORS” – things we can see and touch. But what about the other senses? Read more

It’s All About Family

February 11, 2018

Glenwood log homeMore than wood goes into building a Town + Country home. Careful thought, research and planning precedes every build. Take our Glenwood model, for instance. This log home was built with a very specific type of family in mind.

Fewer and fewer families are staying in the homes they grew up in. Kids fly the coop. Parents downsize. As the families spread out across the country, they also grow. Many are looking for second homes that don’t just belong to Mom and Dad, but to the entire family.

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