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Lakefront Log Home Project: Log Home Diary Entry #31, Finishing Work Pt. 5

Finishing touches are often less about what style is best and more about aesthetic preferences. Our bloggers list some of their choices and how they came to their decision.
by George and Marlyn Curnow
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Finishing Work — Part 5

Log Home Diary Entry #31
Credit: George and Marlyn Curnow image | Open Space
This is a continuation of the discussion of interior finishing work. It includes several short subjects, as a number of details are required to complete the construction process. Each one highlights how close we are getting to the end.

Finishing of Walls: Some time during the process, a decision needs to be made as to how much, if any, of the interior walls are to be Sheetrock. This, of course, becomes a personal preference, as well as a money consideration. We opted to have a mix. The interior walls/ceilings of the bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways are Sheetrock. Our choice was different for the great room and loft ceilings, stairway walls to the loft, and dormer in the great room. For these areas and the exterior porch ceilings, we opted for tongue-and-groove cedar. This provided a continuity of the wood look and feel to the home that we wanted.

Hang Interior Doors: Very early on in the pre-construction process, we made our door decisions. We wanted six-panel wood doors wide enough for handicap access if that should become an issue in the future. Our builder explained how relatively inexpensive it would be to upgrade to solid wood from hollow core doors. This would be a more substantial door and a better sound barrier. So our builder supplied those, and we eliminated the hollow core doors from our log-home package.

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