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We purchased hand hewn timbers to remodel a basement to look like a cabin. We treated the timbers with borate and are ready to put them on the wall. The timbers are of different widths but our plan was to space them 3-5 inches apart. The depth of the timbers is close to 2 inches. Can I use chicken wire as a backer or would something else work better. We were going to put mortar as the chinking but want it a very light grey color. What is your recommendation.


My recommendation would be to use Perma Chink with yellow masking tape as a backer, but if you want to use mortar then you shoud use expanded metal as backer. Why mortar?

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