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Local mill cut rough slabs (pine) in 1" to 3" thicknesses to simulate log construction . Plan to apply to sheathing on "exterior" walls of 2nd floor U-shaped barn loft which is actually in the covered bay of the barn. Texas. The barn interior/bay gets hot/humid. Tyvec or Tar paper, stain all sides, attach with screws, grid&chink. Worried that the natural slabs (twisted, bowed, cupped) will have voids between them and the sheathing ...and that moisture might accumulate. Suggestions apprecia

Answer:

You can caulk between pieces, but it will be hard to keep it from cracking.

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Posted By Bruce McFarlin
8/14/2008
Is the recommendation that we caulk the edges of slabs to seal/enclose any voids behind the slabs? As opposed to trying to fill the voids or to promote circulation behind the slabs? Thanks!
Posted By Bruce McFarlin
8/14/2008
Note that the moisture we are concerned about is from the humidity. The slabs are effectively interior, within the barn, but it gets humid in the barn. Thanks!