Bale worked with Lee’s Building Supply in Springfield, Tennessee to supply the building materials for the build.
Starting with framing, Bale saw the advantages of using LP Building Solutions products. “I’m really familiar with using I-joists,” said Bale. “I do mainly really large houses at this point in my career, and using engineered wood like the LP SolidStart I-Joists ensures that the floors are level. It’s a much more stable platform to put the house on.”
Beyond sub-floor stability, LP SolidStart LSL helped ensure that some of the more complicated design elements in the home are strong. In the great room, a double-height wall of windows provided an especially difficult challenge. LP SolidStart LSL helped to ensure that the wall was straight and stable.
“With a product like LP SolidStart LSL, one of the big advantages is that you can achieve perfect straightness,” said Bale. “In a wall like this that’s filled with large windows, the engineered wood in SolidStart allows you to go from the floor to the ceiling. The strength of the wall is great because of SolidStart LSL.”