Log cabin rot


Old 03-30-04, 01:06 PM
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Log cabin rot

My father bought a log cabin cottage and the exterior wood is rotting, he indicates it goes about half way thru, the inside of the log walls are solid, any ideas on how to reface or replace the half rotted logs on the outside?

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Old 03-31-04, 07:23 AM
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Hello: Claude. Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself web site.

Some minor clarification may be required. What is not clear to me at least, is what is rotting? The outside of the logs or the material used to cover the outside surfaces of the logs?

Wood rot should not be effecting the outside of the logs. They are pressure treated and wood wood rot is not suppose to result.

At least not to my knowledge. Plenty of log cabins in the surrounding areas here. Not seen any log rotten here. But it could be and just not aware of it. May be that old saying, lost in the woods and can't see the trees applies...

If there is a wood covering material used on the outer surfaces, than it would have to be either totolly replaced or resurfaced.

Best places maybe to obtain the how to's is a local building materials yard. They sell to contractors whom do that sort of work, thus would have the materials needed and procedures used. May be worth a visit to building materials yards locally.

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