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    Author(s): Stan T. Lebow
    Date: 2018
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-257. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-18.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This publication supersedes FPL General Technical Report FPL-GTR-11, “Protecting Log Cabins from Decay” (1977), and FPL Report Number 982, “Making Log Cabins Endure: Suggestions on Construction, Log Selection, Preservation, and Finishing” (1974). These prior reports provided recommendations for preservative formulation and application that are not currently allowed under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. However, much of the information on log home construction and design remains of value and was transferred from those earlier reports. Additional information was added on biological attack of log homes and current preservative treatment options. The author acknowledges the contributions made by retired Forest Products Laboratory researchers Roger Rowell, John Black, Lee Gjovik, and William Feist, who authored the 1977 report.

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    Lebow, Stan T. 2018. Protecting log homes from decay and insects. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-257. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-18.

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    Log homes, protection, decay, insects, construction techniques, preservatives, maintenance

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