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Question:


im looking to build my first log home i live in indisna and best trees on the property i own are popler i would like to know if these would be good trees to use as i have heard of other homes being made of them and what would be the cheapest material i can use for chinking any tips ?

Answer:

I have worked on Poplar log homes in the past and they do well if they are kept absolutely dry. Large overhangs are a must - 4'. They must be dry when used and a good borate like Shell Guard a must also. Mortar would be the cheapest, but it will allow leaking which can lead to rot. Do it right the first time and use Grip Strip backer and Perma Chink chinking. Cal Dave at 800-564-2987 for the materials you will need or go to www.timelesswoodcare.com

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