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    Thanks guys, I love our place, will even more when it is complete. But don't oversell us, might disappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosseyme View Post
    Thanks guys, I love our place, will even more when it is complete. But don't oversell us, might disappoint.
    No one is "Overselling" you. It is BEAUTIFUL!!

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    I have taken the class, but will not be building a log home of any sort now. However, many of the elements from the class will be transferred over into my newly chosen building style. In fact, the only thing that really has changed, is I'll be substituting something else for wall logs. I still consider the class worth it, despite my decision to go a different route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    I have taken the class, but will not be building a log home of any sort now. However, many of the elements from the class will be transferred over into my newly chosen building style. In fact, the only thing that really has changed, is I'll be substituting something else for wall logs. I still consider the class worth it, despite my decision to go a different route.

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    Don't undersell your extensive travels here LHBAville, Rod. Show them some photos of that GORGEOUS LHBA log home model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    I have taken the class, but will not be building a log home of any sort now. However, many of the elements from the class will be transferred over into my newly chosen building style. In fact, the only thing that really has changed, is I'll be substituting something else for wall logs. I still consider the class worth it, despite my decision to go a different route.

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    Here is Rod. He's not built his own log home yet... But he's shared enough of his knowledge on the members side to cover the cost of admission. There is no shortage of information and help on the members side of this site. The online class is great and I love the weekly zoom meetings. I'd jump on a plane for another LHBA weekend in Vegas tomorrow.

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    My wife didn't like "round logs" at first either - here in the south, everyone thinks a log cabin has flat edges. My FIL was confused when we started stacking logs - "when are you going to shave them flat?" lol. My wife doesn't like the idea of not having a flat area to hang pictures. But there are plenty of framed in walls for that. OTOH, the mass of the logs is something that is growing on her - big fat logs protecting us from the outside world. They are also awesome for acoustics- I'm a musician, so I can appreciate that. I just finished the exterior chinking, and I'm working on permanently installing my windows and the one thing that keeps shocking me is how quiet it is inside. I cannot hear anything from outside anymore - it just gets absorbed by the logs.

    Wood has an R value of about 1.5 per inch, so an 8" log (what most kit logs are going to be) is only going to give you an R-value of 12, and most cities/counties require at least R15 for walls - so the kit guys add a lot of grooves and foam to get you up to that value. I've even heard of people framing the inside log walls with 2x4's and insulating behind them just to get up to the R15 requirement. At that point, what's the point of having a log home?

    Anyway, here's my attempt to convince you that round logs are awesome:



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    Quote Originally Posted by knotflyn View Post
    Thanks for the reply. What about interior design flexibility? Assuming you want a portion of the home to have the aesthetics of a log but in other areas of the home, ( bedrooms ) you want a more traditional option such as sheetrock so you can paint and have a bit of transition throughout the home. Does the LHBA offer multiple floorplans or are you working with limited options?
    we have a member named MrJack who i believe will be milling flat the interior part of the log and keeping other sides round

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    One thing about the flat milling logs is you have to have a spicific size of log for all logs, with our method you can mix a lot of different sizes and you don't loose all that thermal value. .
    We originally were planning to do 3 flat sides and the outside round. I'm very thankful to have found LHBA just before we started milling. Helped us to not make a lot of mistakes.

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    Then there are us that are completely and utterly addicted to round logs. We look at the pic that Mudflap posted and we can't stop drooling!!!!!

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    The job Brian is doing is absolutely amazing, especially knowing he has done it all nearly by himself. He will beat us even with all the help and machinery we have had. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    The ambiance in our log home just makes me want to just sink into it and bath in the glow. We have a string of 1 watt lights up temporarily and I can't really describe the feeling it gives and we are still under construction. Can't wait till it all comes together.
    We were not planning the three flat side because we didn't like round but because we didn't know how to do round before LHBA.

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    Last edited by Mosseyme; 11-04-2021 at 10:58 PM.

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