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Making log cabins endure : suggestions on construction, log selection, preservation, and finishing

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Madison, Wis. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
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,42 MAKING LOG CABINS ENDUR E SUGGESTIONS ON CONSTRUCTION, LOG SELECTION PRESERVATION, AND FINISHING Slightly Revised 1974 No. 982 Forest Products Laboratory Forest Servic e U: S . Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 513 0 Madison, WI 53705 NOTICE Mention of a chemical in this report does not constitute a recommendation ; only those chemicals registered by the U .S . Environ- mental Protection Agency may be recommended, and then only for use s as prescribed in the registration and in the manner and at the concen- tration prescribed. The list of registered chemicals varies from time to time ; prospective users, therefore, should get current information on registration status from the Environmental Protection Agency , 401 M St., SW, Washington, DC 20460 . CAUTION : Wood preservative chemicals used improperly can b e injurious to man, animals, and plants . For safe and effective usag e it is essential to follow the directions and heed all precautions on th e labels . Store wood preservatives in original containers - out of reac h of children and pets - and away from foodstuffs . Report No. 982 MAKING LOG CABINS ENDUR E Suggestions on Construction, Log Selection , Preservation, and Finishing Forest Products Laboratory,-Forest Servic e U .S . Department of Agricultur e Introduction Today, log cabins are built mostly for summer homes and recreationa l purposes . In sparsley settled, wooded sections of the country, however , the building of log cabins for year-round homes has not entirely ceased . Whatever the purpose, no one wants to build a Log cabin that will begin t o deteriorate in a short time . Yet, many log cabins are built in such a wa y that early decay or insect attack is a.Lmost certain, just because the build - ers overlook certain simple precautions . The prevention of decay and in - sect attack usually is not difficult, and it seems surprising that so littl e attention is given to it . Decay organisms and many insects cannot attac k dry wood . Therefore, the m

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