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Old 11-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by dlrides View Post
Not true, many pine log cabins in the Apalachians are 250 years old. The log design affects splitting, and how the walls shed water.

Forget a kit, and round logs on the east coast, go with flat side logs (8x12), heart cut, 3.5 inch spacing, w/dovetail joined corners. A local lumber yard can usually cutfairly cheap, and any good timber framer can dovetail and assemble.
Plus, flat side logs look sooo much better.
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