Chinking log homes

Chinking Log Homes

Chinking in some styles of log homes is done when they are built. In others, over time, it becomes necessary to keep the logs sealed from the elements. Sometime it becomes evident that chinking is necessary when you find that your log home leaks during a driving rain. The term… 

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Log home chinking – then and now

mortar chinking

By Blaise Sopiwnik Chinking is what makes a primitive log structure into a place anyone would call home.  Early in human history, dwellings of all shapes and sizes had some sort of material stuffed in between logs, rocks, or framing.  The process of chinking (sealing) in warmth and sealing out… 

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