Drying has many benefits for log construction.
By kiln drying our wall log components to an
average 19%, Lok-N-Logs has been able to nearly
eliminate sap seepage. During the drying process
the sap is crystallized which helps eliminate
much of the seeping that would normally occur
in logs. After the wall logs have been kiln
dried, please keep in mind that current local
weather and humidity will affect the actual
amount of moisture in your logs. This does not
adversely affect your wall log components.
benefit of kiln dried wall logs is that the
overall weight of the log is greatly reduced.
This is a big asset to those setting the logs
on the job site!
One of the Dry Kilns at the Lok-N-Logs Mill in Sherburne,
when kiln drying is combined with building techniques
that allow for minor shrinkage of log components,
much of the settling that is common during log
construction can be minimized. Lok-N-Logs provides
instructions in their plan details to assist
the professional builder or the homeowner in
the application of proper settling techniques.