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Old 12-05-2016, 01:37 PM
August West August West is offline
Join Date: May 2000
Location: The Cheese Belt
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Originally Posted by Crafter_Man View Post
Logs are a terrible building material. I strongly consider something more conventional (e.g. brick or siding).
Over half of my house is a log cabin built in 1845, over 170 years and still going strong.

That half is way more energy efficient than the stick built half (added in 1910). Until we remodeled 3 years ago the "conventional" had no insulation in the walls. Even with the spray-foam insulation we added, it's no match for a foot and a half of solid oak.