[Homestead] Vertica log cabin construction
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sat Feb 12 19:28:56 EST 2005
Gene GeRue wrote:
>> Alaska Log Cabins <http://www.alaskacabin.net/>
> Vertical log construction was used for pioneer forts. There are
> residential examples in St. Genevieve, Missouri, the oldest white
> settlement west of the Mississippi, south of St. Louis. The trick is
> to keep the bottom ends from rotting.
tvoivozhd---I think a concrete stemwall with a shallow slope to the
outside would do---and with metal tiedowns. Paint the log bottoms with
asphalt to avoid any wickiing along the grain.
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