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Old 12-05-2016, 12:20 PM
Chronos Chronos is offline
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Quoth Dewey Finn:

I don't think they develop the chinking on their own; you have to add that. (Chinking is the caulking between logs. You're probably thinking of checking.)
I said "chinks", not "chinking". As in, narrow gaps or cracks. Chinking is apparently what one uses to fill chinks.

And I'm speaking from the experience of my aunt, who built her own log house (as in, the majority of every sort of work involved was done by her personally). It may well be that the pros have ways to deal with this problem, but that's just yet another argument to having it done by a pro (if at all).