Yes, it's true; each and every source of information or log/timber frame manufacturer you spoke with gave you different and seemingly contradicting information. But that by no means they are wrong at all. One reason is that in many cases it is an 'opinion' vs. right or wrong. Let's it, log homes and timber frames are age old crafts. There is not a college course to take or a degree to get. Most professionals in this industry learned there trade from another and it may have been handed down from generation to generation. There are many ways to accomplish the same gorgeous log or timber frame structure without it being 'right or wrong'.
Maybe you've got a popcorn finish on a flat ceiling, or a plaster ceiling, and it's just not quite doing it for you. Wood paneling is a good way to cover it up, avoiding the extra work of removing it before putting a new finish on your ceiling.
Once you have the foundation you can begin building the walls. Walls run from corner to corner, corner to an intersection with another wall, or between two intersections. Corners and intersections are structural opportunities. If you've created a frame of large timbers your structure should be solid before you start filling in the space. If you aren't using a timber frame home you'll have to figure out how to tie corners and wall intersections together. It's possible to create interlocking corners, log cabin style, with lengths of wood long enough to be structural but small enough for one person to handle and place.
A concrete block based foundation is another choice you have. It is strong, durable, and ideal for sheds meant for heavy storage. This type of floor is easier to install than a concrete slab and is less costly as well.
There should be heating and perhaps air conditioning. An electric fan heater is effective and quick to take effect, but central heating would be ideal.
Warning! Over exposing your drum to heat can lead to permanent damage. Please re-read that again, because whatever heat source you use it's important to know this. So don't place your drum in front or next to a heat source and walk away and forget about it. Ok, now that we have got that out of the way let us look at some different methods we can use to heat our drum which causes the rawhide to shrink and gives us a better tune/tone from our drum.
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