Hello! We’re building a structure with salvaged 8” wide d logs / half logs. We’ve tried a circular saw, table saw, sawzall, and even wedge and chisel to try and cut smaller pieces/cutouts ( around windows, etc) but nothing works. How do we make more precise cuts?
Also, we want to keep the current weathered look as is but want to protect it. What would you suggest?
Chainsaws are normally used to cut openings, but you will need to put trim around windows.
As for protecting it, I would suggest applying a coat of Shell Guard concentrate to the logs to protect against rot and bugs. It is not a stain and will not protect against UV damage. Only stain will do that, but you will lose the look. Call 800-564-2987 to purchase Shell Guard.