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Protecting log cabins from decayAuthor(s): R. M. Rowell; J. M. Black; L. R. Gjovik; W. C. Feist
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–11. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 12 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionThis report answers the questions most often asked of the Forest Service on the protection of log cabins from decay, and on practices for the exterior finishing and maintenance of existing cabins. Causes of stain and decay are discussed, as are some basic techniques for building a cabin that will minimize decay. Selection and handling of logs, their preservative treatment, construction details, descriptions of preservative types, and a complementary bibliography are also included.
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CitationRowell, R. M.; Black, J. M.; Gjovik, L. R.; Feist, W. C. 1977. Protecting log cabins from decay. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL–GTR–11. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 12 p.
KeywordsDecay, maintenance, stains, construction technology, wood preservatives, wood destroying fungi, drainage, ventilation, log cabins, wood decay, prevention, control
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