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Log cabin interior walls

Posted by Robert Fay on July 9th, 2000 12:11 PM
In reply to load baring interior walls in a log cabin by Tracey Parker on July 5th, 2000 08:51 AM [Go to top of thread]

Having built a log house a few years ago I was faced with the same concern. An experienced log builder advised me to cut the vertical members 1 inch shorter than needed, then use four 1/4 pieces of plywood cut into small pieces as shims. As the house shrinks take out the plywood as needed (if you want to take 1/2 inch remove two pieces). I found it easy to lift the vertical members using a hydraulic jack.
Hope this works, it did for me.

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