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    Those gaps that run with the grain are called checking and are not a structural issue. Checks are fine.

    Cracks go across the grain, as you would see when breaking a long pencil into two short pencils. So cracks are a big deal.

    This is the explanation I heard from a timber frame architect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    I believe that you mean horizontal.
    I do don't see anything that looks particularly concerning with those checks...
    I'm with him, not an issue and in fact, its called "character" now.

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    I think it passes the sniff/smell test.

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    Fixed! =P

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    Think how much more you would have paid for the place if the previous owner had done that!

    It looks like the architect planned it that way.
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

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    That is exactly what I'm planning on all my gaps. Around my flooring where the RPSLs come through; where the siding was "sort-of" coped to the log wall....like within 3/4"; corner moldings for the basement paneling. I think it looks great, covers different sizes of gaps, and goes up really quickly. I've got 1/4", 1/2" and 1" rope for this.
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