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New Director of Dealer Development Appointed
True North Log Homes - Press Release, Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada; March 2014 – True North Log Homes, Inc., announced today the appointment of Mark Dunn as their Director of Dealer Development...

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Return to Black Mountain
The Wall Street Journal - Corrections and Amplifications"

On Friday Jan 31st (see press article below) the Wall Street journal incorrectly reported the price of a True North Log Home "log package". Please click the link to see the correction located in the 5th paragraph down.

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Return to Black Mountain
The Wall Street Journal (Mansion article), Friday January 31st, 2014

Fond memories of his family's vacation compound in North Carolina prompt a Miami real-estate executive to build an 11,000-square foot dream cabin with a whimsical name...

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Tranquil Design: Get in touch with your property's natural surroundings
Cabin Life Magazine - Dreams on Paper (Cabin and Cottage Plans), February 2014

This new log home design is inspired by the Canadian Qu'Appelle River...

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Living a Dream in a True North Log Home
Sunday Crush - Premium Lifestyle & Design Blog, November 2013

Log homes have stood the test of time, an enduring style that celebrates the tradition of the craftsman and a life lived in balance with nature.

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Building Serenity
Kitchen & Bath Business (K+BB), June 2013

A designer’s own home showcases not only their own preferences but also the influence of family and locale. “There’s more to it than looking pretty,” said Rob Wrightman, president of True North Log Homes. “When a home has some real efficiency, then it’s all about the experience.”

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True North Log Homes - Making Dream Homes a Reality for Over 27 Years
Luxury Living - Calgary Edition, Summer 2013

What makes True North Log Homes the best of the best? It really boils down to the technology, innovation, experience, customer service, and the drive to build the best log homes in the world.

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Proud Green Home - Log homes blend sustainably grown timber and hi-tech solutions
ProudGreenHome.com - May 2013

While log homes from Bracebridge, Ontario-based True North may look rustic on the outside, hi-tech secrets make these homes truly high performance. Built from white pine heartwood timber sustainably …

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Jetson Green - Sustainably Grown Timber Compliments Energy Efficiency of True North Log Homes
Jetson Green Blog - January 2013

Built from from white pine heartwood timber that is sustainably grown in northern Ontario and Quebec (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council), this stunning log home comes to us from True North Log Homes.

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Log Cabin Homes - At the Water's Edge
Log Cabin Homes - March 2013

If your perfect log home blue print involves a dose of H2O, there are a few things you should know.

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Log Home Living - Command Central
Log Home Living - February 2013

Rob and Marilyn Wrightman built their log home in Ontario with entertaining in mind. They designed their kitched with a large island focused on the living room...

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Log Home Living - Second Times's The Charm
Log home Living - February 2013

Keith and Ann Bares are veterans when it comes to log homes. Their vacation cabin in Morrison County, Minnesota, is their second. "Our first log home was south of Red Lodge, Montana", Keith recalls.

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Mother Earth News - A Guide to DIY Homes
Mother Earth News December 2012

Do you dream of building your own home but think you can't afford it? A kit home - whether you build it yourself or hire someone to do it for you - may be the key to unlocking your dream.

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True North Log Homes - Pictou
Tiny House Blog June 2012

True North Log Homes designs this log cabin for a secluded hideaway and for hunting and fishing weekends. It’s small stature provides a down-to-earth respite for the whole family. From sports adventures to quiet soul-searching to intimate weekends away, the cabin helps to keep life simple.

True North Log Homes Pictou

The Allure of Logs
Dockside Magazine -- Premiere Issue - Summer 2012

We humans are an interesting species, continually exploring variations on every aspect of living. Throughout history, we have invented countless ways in which to eat, to drink, to dress, to work, to play, and to take shelter.

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Hybrid Haven
Log Home Living -- June 2012

There was never any doubt that Rob and Marilyn Wrightman would build a log home where they could raise their two sons, Kyle and Mark, once they found the right location outside Bracebridge Ontario. "We always dreamed of owning a farm with rolling hills, but since the boys were still in school, we didn't want to live too far out in the country," Rob relates.

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True North Log Homes Unveils a New Wall System That Doesn't Leak Air.
Inhabitat.com -- March 2012

Log Homes are much beloved for their nostalgic appeal but one downside is that they typically form leaks between the timbers. Luckily, True North Log Homes has come up with a couple of nice tricks to keep their logs homes from coming apart at the seams and avoid the issue and cost of chinking every year.

New Log Home Wall System

Rustic Redone (The New Log Homes)
Holmes Magazine -- August 2011

For most of us, a log home seems like a rustic throwback -- a less practical, less comfortable house that should be relegated to summertime or weekend use. And if you imagined something like Abe Lincoln's drafty, dirt-floored, one-room cabin, you'd be right.

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Cabins - Clasic to Contemporary
Cabin Life -- June 2011

If you took a visual tour all around cabin country, you'd see many different types and styles of structures. You'd find historic, modern, traditional, log, Adirondack, classic 1950s-era, Western, vintage, whimsical, mountain, Southern, eclectic, and coastal styles... and more. It's clear that cabin life isn't about a particular type of structure; it's about how you feel when you're there. Ranging from classic to contemporary, these getaways evoke the essence of cabin life.

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Former executive finds her true calling in log homes

yourhome.ca -- June 2011
When Jayne Logan semi-retired to cottage country after a successful human resources career, the last place she expected to end up was on a log home building crew.

But within hours of volunteering to help out on the construction of her own True North Log Home, she was offered a job.

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What's New In Log Homes?
Country's Best Cabins -- June 2011
For many, the draw of a log cabin is the return to simplicity. The very construction of such a home has so much historic significance, and for many homeowners, a rustic cabin symbolizes the ultimate getaway. So the introduction of modern innovations to what has always represented a humble retreat from the modern, urban existence may seem a little contradictory. However, some of today's developments make it easier than ever to simplify your home -- and your life.

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True North Log Homes Receives Forest Stewardship
Council Certification
Log Home Directory -- March 3, 2011
True North Log Homes, the most technologically advanced custom log home manufacturer in the world, has furthered their commitment to lessening their carbon footprint on the environment by becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. True North is the first FSC certified log home manufacturer who produces a finished product in Ontario, Canada.

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Happy, Happy Home Tour Friday!
The Good Stuff Guide -- February 2011

Today we're headed north to Bracebridge, Ontario, which is a gorgeous little town 2 hours north of Toronto.

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Design Details: Exterior Trim
Builder Magazine Online / September 2010

True North Log Homes' Citadel III model, designed by Robert Wrightman, is a rugged complement to its forested setting. The front entryway is comprised of two 8x8-foot pine timber-framed king post dormers with upper brow trapezoid windows. Both roof systems include a stepped roof extension with cedar shake roof shingles. The home is constructed with 10-inch pine logs.


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Living Is Easy on the Water
Log Cabin Homes / September 2010

When Rob Wrightman sits down to talk with clients about designing and building a new waterfront log home, one of his first tasks is to explain how such abodes have more than one "face." Whereas a log home in a more traditional setting usually has one showcase side for passers-by to admire and comment on, the waterfront log home has at least two.
"This is a very important point when building on the water," says Wrightman, CEO at Bracebridge, Ontario-based True North Log Homes.


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AB Best Seller Homes Showcase
Automated Builder At Home / June 2010

The Citadel, True North Log Homes' flagship home, is a designer showcase with many innovative design features. The new patented, distinctive timber frame kingpost and classic turret provide a stunning octagonal interior space with options for flat, partial or full cathedral ceiling profiles. A living room projection with interior ceiling profile features and exposed log corner dovetails make the great room perfect for entertaining and showcasing your lake, forest or rocky mountain vistas.

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True North Receives Patent for King Post Design
Lake Simcoe Living / March 2010

True North Log Homes' newest innovative design feature is the distinctive new patented timber frame king post. This is an optional system that is structural and non-structural and it uses the upper ridge post allowing it to slide into the centre with the two ridges coming through and hanging on the upper roof structure.

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Home Packages Have a Lot to Offer
Cottage Home & Property Showcase / APR 2010

Computer technology has provided advances in the precision and speed with which materials are manufactured. Rob Wrightman, CEO of True North Log Homes in Bracebridge, is proud of the state-of-the-art computer cutting systems used in the company�s Gravenhurst factory. �We have only four guys on the line that manufacture the house part,� he reveals. �Our record time to cut one model is only eight hours. So I can cut the house faster than we can draw it!�.
Provided courtesy of Cottage Home & Property Showcase

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Muskoka Businesses go above and beyond:
True North Log Homes Patent
North Country Business News / Feb 2010

True North Log Homes of Bracebridge has just received the United States and Canadian patents for their new King Post design.

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Green, Spacious & Gorgeous
Robb Report - Jan/Feb 2010

... The demand for log and timber frame homes is not confined to North America. Ontario-based True North Log Homes, which has been in business for nearly 25 years, has built homes in England, Ireland, Mexico, Korea, Japan and the Bahamas. ....

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Timeless Mountain Homes Owner Becomes Western North Carolina�s First Builder Granted Green Accreditation
Automated Builder at Home - November 2009

Bill Fagan, owner of Timeless Mountain Homes in Black Mountain, has been awarded the prestigious Green Professional Accreditation certification by the Western North Carolina Building Council on August 20. The accreditation comes after a lengthy schooling and a challenging exam process, of which Fagan is the first non-instructor to pass.

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Fagan Becomes First W.N.C. Builder Granted Green Professional Accreditation
Black Mountain News (Citizen Times - Asheville)
Oct. 1, 2009


Bill Fagan, owner of Timeless Mountain Homes in Black Mountain, has been awarded the prestigious Green Professional Accreditation certification by the Western North Carolina Building Council on August 20. The accreditation comes after a lengthy schooling and a challenging exam process, of which Fagan is the first non-instructor to pass.

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The Little Things Make This Company a Big Success
Canadian Wood Products - July/August 2009

For Rob Wrightman, president and CEO of True North Log Homes Inc. in Bracebridge, Ont., making the decision to go into the highly competitive log home business was easy. Developing a product that would set him apart from the competition was supposed to have been the hard part. But for Wrightman, achieving that competitive edge simply meant going back to basics and solving a long-term problem for the log home industry � gaps that are created when the structure settles and allows air into the home.

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Bill Fagan, of Timeless Mountain Homes, Becomes Western North Carolina�s First Builder to be Granted the Green Professional Accreditation
News Release - Sept. 2009

Bill Fagan, Owner of Timeless Mountain Homes in Black Mountain, NC, has been awarded the prestigious Green Professional Accreditation certification by the Western North Carolina Building Council on August 20, 2009. The Accreditation comes after a lengthy schooling and a challenging exam process, of which Mr. Fagan is the first non-instructor to pass.

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Now Is the Smart Time to Buy & Build Your Dream Home
Le Guide - Spring 2009

Because fear walks tall in the housing market now, many buyers are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. But for those new homebuyers who fear missing out on a good deal, this is a ripe opportunity, says Rob Wrightman of True North Log Homes. "This is literally the best time in our lifetimes to build a dreamhome," says Wrightman.

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Current trends blend with classic beauty
Lake Simcoe Living - Summer 2009

Home plans by True North Log Homes capture both current trends and classic beauty. And a collection of home plans by True North Log Homes also captured a first place award from the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders, in the Building Systems Councils Showcase.

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Good Looks, Efficient Home
Custom Wood Homes - Summer 2009

LEED certification is the energy-efficient equivalent of the gold standard. But achieving this rank is sometimes confusing. Our resident building pro sets you straight.

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Largest LEED Log Home Taking Shape
Building Systems Magazine - Spring 2009

LEED certiftcation is the energy-efficient equivalent of the gold standard. But achieving this rank is sometimes confusing. Our resident building pro sets you straight.

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Canadian Log Home Company Receives LABC Approval
Self Build & Design - May 2009

True North Log Homes (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada), a longtime producer of custom log homes, has just received building type and system approval in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for the company's log wall system.

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Past meets future in log home
The Calgary Herald - April 11, 2009

David Papple has finally fulfilled his dream. "As long as I can remember, I've wanted to retire to a log home in the woods, and now my dream has come true," says Papple, the proud owner of a 2,200-square-foot log home on Skeleton Lake near the Muskoka community of Bracebridge, Ont. The home that Papple shares with his wife, Linda, was built by True North Log Homes, about 35 feet off the water and close to the well-known devil's face rock formation.

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True North Log Homes system approval in UK
Buildingtalk - March 19, 2009

True North Log Homes, provider of high-end custom log homes, now has building type and system approval in the UK by the Local Authority Building Control for their advanced log wall system. The Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents the building control departments within the local authorities of England and Wales, and ensures that buildings are healthy, safe, sustainable and accessible for all users.

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You'll Pine For These
The National Post - March 14, 2009

True North's seminars run every four weeks or so over 10 months of the year; this one took place one recent stormy Saturday, but that didn't stop some members of the group travelling for several hours to Bracebridge to attend. Some came from parts of the United States and others from all parts of Ontario.

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Wall Street Journal: True North Log Obtains Systems Approval for Building in the UK
The National Post - March 11, 2009

True North Log Homes (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada), a longtime producer of custom log homes, has just received building type and system approval in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for the company's log wall system.

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True North Earns Approval for Building in UK
Building Systems Magazine - Feb. 25, 2009

True North Log Homes (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada), a longtime producer of custom log homes, has just received building type and system approval in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for the company's log wall system.

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True North Announces System Approval
for Building in the United Kingdom
Canada Free Press - Feb. 26, 2009

True North Log Homes, a leading provider of high-end custom log homes, has just received building type and system approval in the United Kingdom by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for their advanced
log wall system.

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True North Log Homes Wins Top Honors
USA Today - Feb. 2009

True North Log Homes, a leading local manufacturer of custom log homes, was awarded first place by the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders at the annual Showcase Awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, on
Nov. 16, 2008.

True North Log Homes Wins Top Honors
Mill Product News - Feb. 2009

True North Log Homes, a leading local manufacturer of custom log homes, was awarded first place by the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders at the annual Showcase Awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, on
Nov. 16, 2008.

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True North Captures Top U.S. Award
Muskoka News - Jan. 2009

True North Log Homes is looking forward to a great year after ending 2008 on a high note. The Bracebridge home building company recently captured a (U.S.) National Association of Home Builders award. True North chief executive officer Rob Wrightman says he was overwhelmed when his company�s plan book was named the winner of the Excellence in Marketing award at the association�s showcase awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov. 16. True North also received the Presentation of Home Plans award.

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True North Wins Prestigious Award
North Country Business - Jan. 2009

True North Log Homes, a leading local manufacturer of custom log homes, was awarded first place by the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders at the annual Showcase Awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee, on
Nov. 16, 2008.

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True North Log Homes Captures Top U.S. Award
simcoe.com - Jan. 7, 2009

True North Log Homes is looking forward to a great year after ending 2008 on a high note. The Bracebridge home building company recently captured a (U.S.) National Association of Home Builders award. True North chief executive officer Rob Wrightman says he was overwhelmed when his company�s plan book was named the winner of the Excellence in Marketing award at the association�s showcase awards ceremony in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov. 16. True North also received the Presentation of Home Plans award.

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Master Plan: Design your home right with these 6 expert tips
Log Home Design Annual Buyers Guide - 2009

When designing your log home, take the time to create a plan that's just right for your lifestyle.

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Letter from Member of Parliament (MP) - Tony Clement
December 16, 2008

True North receives contratulations from Tony Clement (MP, Muskoka - Parry Sound) for log home planbook win.

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Logged In
Professional Builder - Nov. 2008

It doesn't get much woodsier than the personal residence of Rob Wrightman, president and CEO of True North Log Homes in Bracebridge, Ontario. Wrightman's 5,911-sq-ft. home showcases walls made from interlocking Eastern white pine logs that culminate in dovetail corners. Cherry floors and granite countertops are touches of luxury in the open kitchen. Want to move to Canada?

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Now is a Smart Time to Buy and Build a Dream Log Home
Contractor's Desk - fall 2008

Because fear walks tall in the housing marketing now, many buyers are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. But for those new home buyers who fear missing out on a good deal, this is a ripe opportunity. Prices have dropped dramatically on many building materials. Some log home manufacturers are offering incentives for those ready to take delivery soon.

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The Citadel Model
Custom Wood Homes MagazinE - fall 2008

The Citadel offers creative design features and an open concept. The upstairs master bath features a bump-out with a hot tub and a balcony. An octagonal dining area and spacious breakfast bar with a cooktop make entertaining easy.

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True North Earns Approval for Building in UK
Building Systems Magazine - Sep/Oct 2008

True North Log Homes (Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada), a longtime producer of custom log homes, has just received building type and system approval in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for the company's log wall system.

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A Canadian Legacy Stands the Test of Time
Simcoe Life Magazine - Sept. 2008

Lynne Stage has been captivated by the romance of her True North log home, that iconic Canadian image, for a long time. As a young girl, she entertained herself by drawing up plans for houses, many of them built out of big trees. When she started teaching in North Bay, she took cross-country ski lessons from a Finnish instructor who built round log homes.

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The Modern Home: Eco-Friendly Meets Rustic Chic
ArchitectureBC Magazine - Sept. 2008

For many British Columbians it's the ultimate retirement dream: a rustic retreat nestled against a sparkling lake or a stone's throw from the ocean. The traditional log home in particular has a permanent place in both the northern wilderness and the Canadian heart. However, even traditions can change. "Most of our clients are successful entrepreneurs who have worked years to earn their money," explains Robert Wrightman, CEO of True North Log Homes, an Ontario-based company that's tapped into this niche market. "Their reward is a log home."

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Living with Logs
Reno & Decor Magazine - Aug. 2008

Whether you're looking for a recreational home or a year-round residence, it's hard to beat the emotional appeal of a True North log home. Using advanced woodworking technology, builders of log homes today can offer homes that can match the standards of conventional homes -- but always with the bonus of that classic "log cabin" charm.

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A Haven in Homer
Alaska Home MagazinE - Summer 2008

Jack Hamilton knows what he wants when he sees it. He went to Homer for a 10-day fishing trip. By the fifth day, he had bought a house. Homer is "indescribably beautiful," he says. When Jack and his wife decided they needed more space at their Homer residence, they briefly considered building a log home. Then Jack remembered a 12,000 square foot log lodge on 84 acres, manufactured by True North Log Homes of Canada, that had gone into foreclosure before it was finished. Pretty soon, the couple were completing the "semi-built" house for themselves.

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True North Launches New Planbook #2
Canadian Wall & Ceiling - May 2008

Since the invention of the camera, consumers of countless products have found ideas and inspiration from photographs -- be for a new car, a vacation destination, a new home or anything in between. True North understands the value not only of quality log homes, but the importance of that quality imagery. Featuring 200+ pages of striking color photos, True North has just launches its new plan book.

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True North Launches New Planbook #1
Trowel Magazine - April 2008

Since the invention of the camera, consumers of countless products have found ideas and inspiration from photographs -- be for a new car, a vacation destination, a new home or anything in between. True North understands the value not only of quality log homes, but the importance of that quality imagery. Featuring 200+ pages of striking color photos, True North has just launches its new plan book.

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True North Launches New Planbook
Home Builder Magazine - Sept. 2007

Featuring more than 200 pages of striking colour photography, True North Log Homes -- developers of the most technologically advanced log home on the plent, and owners of 17 U.S. and Canadian patents -- has just launched its new plan book.

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