Hi, I am currently building a log home with logs that were peeled and stored outside 3 years ago. Some of them show the first signs of rot, just in the sap wood the hearts are still very sound. If I use them just for the walls, once they are under a roof and kept dry will they still continue to rot, if so can I do something to stop it. Thanks, John. P.S. Great site.
Im guessing these are pine logs. I would not suggest using these logs in that condition. This is a type of mold, rot that has caused the wood cells to break down. Some people could even have health problems with it.
Im not saying you will have problems, I have seen homes with these type logs in them. If kept dry under a roof they shouldn’t get any further rotted.