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The Log Connection June Newsletter
CONTENTS June 1, 2012
News: May Special Over; Exciting New Home Home of the Month:
the Eagle's Nest
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of the month
Log Railing vs
Wrought Iron
Just Delivered This Week!... Situated on a forested hillside near Kelowna, British Columbia is this customized version of our Outreach plan, which utilizes our exclusive 4-Square post and beam log building system. Re-defining the cutting edge of modern log home design, the daring butterfly roof creates an unforgettable silhouette for a truly unique home. Close up view of log roof beams
See more photos of this striking modern home here.

May Special Ends
Thanks to all those new clients who took advantage of the May special promotion, which ends today. As these homes progress through design and construction over the next few months, we will add their plans, elevations, and pictures to the Projects section of our web site here.
Watch for new projects!
Home Plan of the Month: the Eagle's Nest. With this breathtaking design you are guaranteed to impress even the toughest critic.  Enter the expansive vaulted great room and see the sweeping chef's kitchen and formal dining room, plus a spectacular spiral staircase leading to the master bedroom located on the upper floor of the turret.  Click here to see more...
Monthly Calendar
For the last two years, our Monthly Desktop has featured a favorite design with floor plans and a calendar. This month, featuring the Fairmont, will be the final desktop. Thank you for voting for your favorites, and watch the newsletter for new features!
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Picture of desktop monitor. Click for Details... This Month: Your June 2012 calendar featuring the Fairmont.
Log Rail vs. Wrought Iron Rail
An area of the log home design that can have quite an impact, because it is so exposed, are the stair rails and guard rails in your home. The style of the rail will be influenced by the log design style of your home. Your choices can range from country rustic to sleek modern.
Traditionally log homes have incorporated log railing. Log posts with log horizontal rails and log pickets. The appeal of this style is its rustic charm. Like the log home the log rail has mass and a sense of strength. Sometimes the log pickets are replaced with what is called twig pickets. This style can be very whimsical and rustic.
This style of railing can evolve to a more modern or open style by replacing some of the log elements with different materials. You could chose to use wrought iron for the pickets and all the different embellishments available with that material. If your view through the railing is important to you, glass panels will be virtually invisible.
The next evolution would be to replace the log rails with more refined materials. Oak rails can compliment the wrought iron as an example. Most projects keep the log posts as they can visually tie the railing element to the log structure. One thing to remember is that the posts you choose are secured properly for your safety.
The final choice is up to you, rustic or modern. You want your choice of railings to be a cohesive element of the style you have chosen for your log home.
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Stephen Hancock
President, The Log Connection
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