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The 6X6 vertical support beams in our 24 year old cabin are twisting and some significant cracks have developed. Some are open at least 1/2 inch. I am considering drilling 1/2 holes through the beams and putting steel plates on the log faces perpendicular to the faces with cracks. Comments?


I wouldn't mess with them. They should be fine, but if you still have concerns you should have a structural engineer look at them.

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