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    Last edited by Mosseyme; 11-07-2013 at 06:19 PM.

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    You must be better at controling that thing than we are to risk putting it through the [window] like that.

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    YEARS of practice.
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    I like the cordwood idea. You can make your walls as thick as you like. very easy to build for a guy or gal, no heavy lifting really....and you can get pretty creative by easily making arches and such. I think the hardest part would be avoiding slopping mortar all over the logs.

    I like this design:

    http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/?s=cordwood
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    There are some interesting looking houses on that link. Looks like it could be a way to do the gable ends as an alternative to full log gables (allthough a lot more work than board and batten).

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    Ooooooh, I really like that idea. I'd steal it, but on a 12:12 pitch roof, I don't think it'd look quite right.
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    Why wouldn't it work on a 12:12?





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    Ehhh, yea, I guess the look can be pulled off, but with the help of window and door openings. I'm not planning on much of that in the gables, and I think that would be too much cordwood to come off looking right.
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    How 'bout strawbale in the gable ends, with a living roof?

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