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log house

We live in a very old house. The main part is built with one foot square logs, or larger. We are going to be remodeling the kitchen and I would love to let the "logs show through." My husband says that it would be a night mare to put in electrical wires/boxes if we don't put sheet rock up. Right now there are plaster walls in front of the logs. Any suggestions or ideas on how we can make this work? Thanks

Re: log house

Most square logs have a gap of an inch or two between the logs that is filled with a chinking compound. Dig out the chinking, run your wires, put in your junction boxes and then chink back over with a modern chinking compound. You should treat the logs with a sodium borate solution like Timbor, it will prevent rot and termites and kill any mold spores that might be lingering in there. It also increases the fire resistance of the logs, although they have a very high resistance to fire to begin with.

Re: log house

Thanks for the suggestions and info. It is definately helpful!

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