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Either don't build on a slab immediately footings only or build under the cover of a post and beam frame and roof , always a good idea in any case. The other source is driftwood salvage - much red cedar but also spruce, yellow cedar and other fine woods. Gaps will be at the edges of the log-ends. It is a very dense hardwood, but from what I have been able to find it is extremely stable. The article may not have been republished. We have it on our property in Northern New York, and I have had many occasions where I have had to cut up fallen trees. You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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It still pisses me off though, probably the effect they were going for. Too expensive, just not worth it. Treat the tulip poplar as you would any hardwood. Oh, I guess there's a difference between a horror and a slasher Your climate sounds similar to ours here in Northern New York. Rob and his wife, Jaki, have built four innovative cordwood homes for themselves since , including the Earthwood home where they have lived for over three decades. Or even thicker, such as eight inches.
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There are many ways to take care of wood shrinkage when it occurs. We have found two excellent sources of wood. Expansion will manifest itself by mortar cracking between all the log-ends. You can use basswood for single wall or double wall technique. If you feel moved to assist us in this work, your kind donation would be much appreciated; this can be easily done through our PayPal account:
Choose the one which is lighter in weight. I did try some Sweet Gum once and decided that if it had to be split someone else could have it. If anything, it is even stringier, and some of the elm stinks pretty bad, whereas sweetgum has much less odor and is not unattractive. We have something called "tag alder" here in the east, kind of a "junk" wood found in very wet swampy areas. If you have a choice between yellow pine and loblolly, I would lean towards the loblolly. I do not advise any other. Expansion is like the other side of the coin: