[Homestead] Vertica log cabin construction

tvoivozhd 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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