Framing the openings

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Unless the logs are very dry and sealed, it is recommended to frame openings in such a way as to allow the logs to settle without bearing on the frame. The following details show one method of framing openings. It is a good idea to use spacer blocks that are made from the same wood and that have a similar moisture content as the logs.

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Here is a similar method: