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  1. It's been my experience that coolness factor has...

    It's been my experience that coolness factor has a direct correlation to pain in the butt factor
  2. Pour your concrete columns to the subfloor level

    Pour your concrete columns to the subfloor level
  3. Walls are around 13', loft will have 3-4' side...

    Walls are around 13', loft will have 3-4' side walls. Load bearing logs had to be stamped, only one of the long logs met the grade criteria, so we had 4 shorter logs stamped and did 2 piece cap logs
  4. It's winter time, gets dark at 5:30 so I couldn't...

    It's winter time, gets dark at 5:30 so I couldn't work long days.
  5. I built this home last week, 30x30. ...

    I built this home last week, 30x30.
    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/rckclmbr428/IMG_20171218_143348_zpscvuh1wn0.jpg...
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    Believe it or not, this style is even worse than...

    Believe it or not, this style is even worse than a standard milled home, the logs have been sawn flat top and bottom for ease of stacking, but the sides are left natural which results in varying...
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    The other side typically is just the other side...

    The other side typically is just the other side of the small logs, with r value being 1.6 per inch, a lot of times the homes don't even meet code for wall insulation. Here is a video from Kuhns...
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    Here is a picture of a kit home that I was...

    Here is a picture of a kit home that I was recently called out to look at. It was built in the 80's. This is what happens when you build a kit and then don't strip, treat, and restain the home every...
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    It's a milled "log" home. Aka a kit log home....

    It's a milled "log" home. Aka a kit log home. Stay away from it
  10. Lots of pics at my website and Facebook page...

    Lots of pics at my website and Facebook page WileyLogHomes.com
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    While y'all are in class I'm setting another...

    While y'all are in class I'm setting another ridge pole...
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    Anywhere the economy is terrible

    Anywhere the economy is terrible
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    Most people who go that route use a wider board,...

    Most people who go that route use a wider board, verb street did it, I've worked with a couple people who've done it. I've done just rough sawn before. The only thing I suggest is putting black...
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    Just when you think there's no more ways to...

    Just when you think there's no more ways to utilize a telehandler...
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    Rod is good at dismantling himself.....

    Rod is good at dismantling himself.....
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    Two things, first, I can put an entire house...

    Two things, first, I can put an entire house worth of rafters on before lunch, and level and pin them after lunch. I've also built with purl ins, and trying to get everything lined up just right is a...
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    I built. One a few years ago in southern North...

    I built. One a few years ago in southern North Carolina on the Georgia border
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    Spikes aren't necessarily rebar, and if it's...

    Spikes aren't necessarily rebar, and if it's coped, there may only be a few spikes to deal with
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    I've done a couple, if it's in good shape ie no...

    I've done a couple, if it's in good shape ie no rotted logs its all about labeling each and every log in a couple of ways, documenting extensively where everything is and how it has gone together and...
  20. I've built as small as a 10x15, and as large as...

    I've built as small as a 10x15, and as large as 11,000 sq ft with 4 floors. It scales nicely in both directions
  21. Heat rises

    Heat rises
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    Would have been a better story if they had...

    Would have been a better story if they had somehow parked over top of 3-4 pounds of Tannerite
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    Could you caulk before?

    Could you caulk before?
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    Hope everyone enjoys the class! Here's a little...

    Hope everyone enjoys the class! Here's a little teaser for you of one I'm currently building

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk122/rckclmbr428/20160825_173520_zps5ppprobc.jpg
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    Or a bus.....

    Or a bus.....
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