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    Settling after 7-10% moisture

    Hello from WI. Built a single story 20' x 20' red pine log cabin in my pole shed about 3 years ago. It sat assembled for about 2 years and then we disassembled it and stored it to the side. Hauled it to TX where it is now assembled. About a month ago I cut in a rough opening to get in and out and immediately checked the moisture content of the logs and they were between 7.5 - 10.5% on all four logs I cut. My question is do I still need to allow for settling above doors and windows?

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    LHBA Member rckclmbr428's Avatar
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    You'll want to leave some based on the wall height above said openings
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    Exactly how did you build it?

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    Would like to add pics but I cant figure out how. I click on icon and only get a URL box. Any help?

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    You'll have to upload them to a photo hosting site like imagur or photobucket etc.

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    Cut the trees down in March-April by June they were all stacked in place. 5' overhang above deck, 3' overhang on the sides, there is a front porch roof structure that is framed with logs that is not in these pics. It is resting on top of a walk out, permanent wood foundation at this time.

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    That style of build will need settling spaces and sliders in the window and door bucks.

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