Most of the logs in our Alabama cabin are 160 years old. The square logs are 6” x 18” The gap between the logs varies from 1/2” to 3”. I plan to re-chink. Dad put pieces of wood between the logs for insulation when he chinked with mortar in the 70s. Should I take out the wood. I was thinking of adding wool rope or Styrofoam behind the grip strip for the larger gaps. What do you recommend?

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