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I have a Mennonite log home builder that cuts short leaf yellow pine logs in January and then builds in the spring to late fall with them. He stores them outside without cover so they are exposed to the weather and I am concerned about them being too wet to build with. He builds using full logs so it has the hand crafted look. However, he mills them flat on flat to stack the walls and then chinks them with log jam. Will I have maintenance issues down the road.

Answer:

That is pretty quick to be using them after harvest. He is getting them when most of the sap is out of the tree and in the root base. As for the maintenance, you will always have maintenance on it. Log homes require a little bit every year and a freshen up on the finish every 3 to 4 years.

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Posted By Kristina
9/20/2016
Hello. My family recently purchased at wood cabin from the Amish and family only stay there on the spring/summe/fall. The cabin was built 1 year ago. We're know having issues with mold growing in cabinets, on furniture, bedding etc... Any suggestions as to how we can solve this problem? We do have a dehumidifier running when we are there. Thank you in advance.