After so many years of planning to build our log home, we found a nearly perfect one for us in the same vicinity as our property. The house needs a bit of work. There are 4 gorgeous logs inside on the main level. Apparently they were cut about 8-10 inches too short and don't quite reach floor to ceiling. The builder filled in the gaps with these ugly wood boxes. Instead of us replacing these logs for several thousands of dollars, I'd love to know if anyone has any ideas as to what could be used to fill in this space between a log and the floor or ceiling. Copper bands or stones are ideas, but we're not sure how they'll work.