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Offline starmac

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Log shrinking problems
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:21:48 PM »
On log houses I understand how you get around the shrinking as far as windows, doors, and interior walls that are not load bearing.
My question is how do you deal with a load bearing interior wall, even if you used logs, wouldn't it most likely shrink at a different rate?
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Offline Andries

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Re: Log shrinking problems
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 11:11:05 PM »

A wall like this will/might settle up to eight inches.

'Squash Blocks' built into interior bearing walls will allow for adjustments to be made to keep everything on the level.
This one is about eight inches high, heavy gauge steel in a "plus" sign, with a very heavy machine threaded rod for height changes.
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Re: Log shrinking problems
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 04:43:20 AM »
I am familiar with "live edge", but not "live end".  I look forward to more photos & info!


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