I just recently bought some land in northern Minnesota. I plan to use the western red cedar trees in the area to build my log cabin with. my question is can I build my cabin right away after felling And sKining the bark of the trees? I know you Should Dry them out first but I would like to get going on it right away. what would be the problems if I decided to build a Log CAbin right after the trees are Felled?
You would have a lot of openings appear as the logs dry. You especially do not want to stain them until they are good and dry. You are going to cause yourself a lot of problems down the road with water and air leaks if you do not dry them for a year first. You could have them kiln dried if you want to spend the $$$.