After Mr. Seals finished putting the new header log into place, he turned his attention to a pair of two by fours that had been used to replace damaged log braces in the ceiling. He had a pair of logs that he had salvaged and shellacked, which fit neatly into place after he notched them. He also tore out the very fresh looking boards in the the ceiling that had been patched in and replaced them with some better looking planks he had saved from elsewhere in the cabin. That space has gone from looking like a hack job to looking like it has been sitting there the past fifty years.