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log cabin wall not straight

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Chang, 16 May 2014.

  1. Chang

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    Hi guys, I just got my log cabin walls installed (haven't started to nail down roof boards). However the top left corner of wall leans inwards a little bit due to a warping log, and the top right corner leans outwards as a result. My question is, how I can correct it? do I have to remove all the logs on the top to take that warping one out to cure? It's a bit difficult to remove the heavy apex by myself only.

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    Thank you very much...
    BTW, I'm using clamps with timber beams to pull it back to position, hope it will work.
     
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    The real problem is that the planks on the left of your window are only 18" long, this edge of the LH wall is not tied to the RH wall. My son in laws shed suffers from this and a rattlely door frame. As far as I can see the only way to fix this is to have a heavy vertical metal strap screwed verticaly inside, to keep all these "short ends" in line. BUT, because these planks expand and contract vertically, the screws need to have washers under their head and the holes in the strap need to be vertical slots, so the planks can move up and down but not side to side.
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    Thanks Frank. I'm using clamps with a stud timber to pull it back, if this will not work after weeks I'll consider metal strap. But as you said the tricky part is to make sure that won't inhibit the planks to settle in long term.

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