The Log & Timber Ideas Online Edition: A One-Stop Resource for the Up North Log and Timber Frame Home Lifestyle

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The new online version of Log & Timber Ideas has all the resources readers need to make their Northern Michigan log home dreams come true.

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We've done all the work for the readers, from finding unique art and furnishings to gathering guides on the basics of log and timber frame home construction. We even have rustic Up North recipes perfect for inspiring thoughts on log home living. All readers have to do is sit down, log on and dig into the wealth of resources.

The online edition of Log & Timber Ideas, a special annual supplement to Northern Home & Cottage magazine, is now available online as a one-stop resource for anyone interested in learning more about the log and timber frame home lifestyle. The free online edition, available at northernhomeandcottage.com, features more than 30 pages of information and insight on log and timber frame homes, as well as live direct web links to the Northern Michigan experts and businesses that can help make readers' log home dreams come true. Printed copies of Log & Timber Ideas are also available by contacting the Traverse Magazine offices at (231) 941-8174.

"The legwork behind planning for a log home can be overwhelming--but with the online edition of Log & Timber Ideas, all the resources are gathered in one place," says Elizabeth Edwards, managing editor of Traverse Magazine and Northern Home & Cottage, the parent publications of Log & Timber Ideas. "We've done all the work for the readers, from finding unique art and furnishings to gathering guides on the basics of log and timber frame home construction. We even have rustic Up North recipes perfect for inspiring thoughts on log home living. All readers have to do is sit down, log on and dig into the wealth of resources."

Readers will have a chance to hear more about Edwards's thoughts on Northern style at the free "Northern Home & Cottage: Style in a Spectacular Setting" seminar on September 20th in Traverse City. Hosted at Art Van Furniture, the seminar will feature Edwards sharing the latest news and trends on Up North style and decorating. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. For information or to make reservations for this complimentary event, call 888-619-2199.

In addition to featuring style tips, building know-how, eco-conscious ideas, authentic Up North recipes, and feature-length primers on the basics of log and timber frame homes, Log & Timber Ideas has a wealth of listings for key national and Northern Michigan retailers, designers and builders that cater to the log home lifestyle. Live links to each of these resources' websites are sprinkled throughout the Log & Timber Ideas online edition, making it a snap for readers to access further information about the log home lifestyle. Readers can access the online edition for free at northernhomeandcottage.com, where they can thumb through the entire issue page by page and click on the live links.

Readers will find more than 50 live, direct web links to national and Northern Michigan log and timber frame home resources within the pages of the 2007 online edition of Log & Timber Ideas. Some of these resources include:

Woodhaven Log & Lumber: Precision-cut knotty-pine paneling and log siding crafted from carefully selected Northern Michigan timber.

Art Van Furniture's Copper Harbor Line: A luxuriously rustic furniture line named after the historic and beautiful Northern Michigan harbor, now a popular vacation destination.

Tennessee Log Homes: Choose from 300 log home designs or create a dream
home with a custom plan.

Old World Custom Homes Ltd: Quality design, custom construction, site planning and more.

Great Lakes Plumbing and Heating: Offering geothermal heating and cooling
systems that operate at a fraction of the cost of ordinary systems.

Morton Buildings: Facilities built to the customer's needs, including all-purpose buildings, garages, hobby shops and horse barns.

Wooden Hammer Ltd: Custom cabinetry with two showrooms across Northern Michigan. (C3)

Town & Country Cedar Homes: High-quality cedar products, award-winning design. (C4)

Readers can find more resources at northernhomeandcottage.com.

About Log & Timber Ideas
Log & Timber Ideas is produced by the same award-winning editorial team behind Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. It is published annually as a supplement to Northern Home & Cottage, a bimonthly homes magazine tailored to the way people live Up North. Log & Timber Ideas is created with log home buyers, builders and dreamers in mind. The entire issue, including live web links to all the resources and advertisers, can be read online for free at northernhomeandcottage.com. Printed copies of Log & Timber Ideas are also available by contacting the Traverse Magazine offices at (231) 941-8174.

About Prism Publications, Inc.
Prism Publications Inc, founded in 1981 by Deborah Wyatt Fellows, publishes Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine, Northern Home & Cottage, and Destination Northern Michigan, a Northern Michigan travel guide, in addition to Filmgoer and several other print and online publications. Traverse and its staff have won more than a dozen national and international awards for excellence, including most recently a 2007 silver award for general excellence from the City and Regional Magazine Association. Prism has also published Reflections of a Life Up North, a coffee-table book of stunning photography from Traverse paired with a collection of Fellows' columns, which was reprinted in June 2007. Prism Publications is also a proud sponsor of the National Cherry Festival's Cherries D'Vine event on July 8, 2007. The privately held company is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. For more information, visit traversemagazine.com or call Traverse Magazine at (231) 941-8174.

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