‘Chinked’ is another method used to fit logs stacked horizontally in a wall. During construction it is similar in set up to full scribe, however, no groove is cut in the log, rather the logs are adjusted to fit well together, and will rest on each other in some places and have small gaps in between everywhere else. To seal up the gaps, first a foam backing rod is pushed into place, then ‘chinking’ – a special flexible filler – is applied between the logs on both the outside and inside of the walls. The chinking averages to be about 25mm wide and gives the appearance of mortar between the logs. The corners of the log walls are interlocked with notches as before, to provide a very secure structure. We build chinked homes periodically on request, they take just as much work to build as full scribe homes.
By zeoz|2018-02-26T01:30:13+00:00February 26th, 2018|