We are pleased with the results. Everyone's favorite being the double topped tree which became a forked column in the living room. I think it needs a bobcat perching in it (hint hint, John).
We will use more character wood on the stairs railings and stiles. Our theory is that, by having just a few prominatly featured oddities throughout the living areas, they would stand out more than if we had chosen mostly character wood in both our horizontal log walls and the verticle supports.
Also, this seemed like a good place to include some friendly faces that have contributed alot to the building project. Thanks for your help guys!!!