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    Author(s): R. M. Rowell; J. M. Black; L. R. Gjovik; W. C. Feist
    Date: 1977
    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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    Description

    This 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.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Rowell, 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.

    Keywords

    Decay, maintenance, stains, construction technology, wood preservatives, wood destroying fungi, drainage, ventilation, log cabins, wood decay, prevention, control

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