I am/was a log builder/finisher from Minnesota and moved to Texas. A gentleman in Conroe, Texas asked me to build a beautiful outdoor chapel from freshly harvested logs with the bark left on. Everything I know tells me this could be problematic. The gentleman showed a photo of such a building with bark intact, but had no further information. Is this reasonably possible for a permanent structure? Certain wood species? Certain chemicals? Certain techniques? My research is not yielding solid answer

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