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Title: Protecting log homes from decay and insects

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-257. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-18.

Author(s)Lebow, Stan T.

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-3A

Abstract: This publication supersedes FPL General Technical Report FPL-GTR-11, “Protecting Log Cabins from Decay” (1977), and FPL Report Number 982, “Making Log Cabins Endure: Suggestions on Construction, Log Selection, Preservation, and Finishing” (1974). These prior reports provided recommendations for preservative formulation and application that are not currently allowed under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. However, much of the information on log home construction and design remains of value and was transferred from those earlier reports. Additional information was added on biological attack of log homes and current preservative treatment options. The author acknowledges the contributions made by retired Forest Products Laboratory researchers Roger Rowell, John Black, Lee Gjovik, and William Feist, who authored the 1977 report.

Keywords: Log homes; protection; decay; insects; construction techniques; preservatives; maintenance

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 6,144 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/27/2018

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RITS Product ID: 90736
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Lebow, Stan T.
Research Forest Products Technologist

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