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Air Dried Timber
Kiln Dried Timber
Glue Laminated Timber
The laminated or engineered log also has the lowest moisture content of any log on the market, and, since its moisture content is below the natural shrinkage level, it will not shrink, warp, or settle. Checking is reduced to an absolute minimum, which means it will not suffer from the large gaping cracks found in other log products.
Some mills are capable of joining together quite small timbers by using a combination of face and edge gluing and a process known as finger jointing. These boards which would be scrap to any other mill could be used in the center of a laminated log or beam to bring waste to a minimum.
In addition to being more consistent in size and appearance, milled logs can be found with varying degrees of moisture content, depending on the manufacturer and upon the desired end quality of the milled log.
Milled Log Homes have an assortment of profiles that are usually picked by the end customer. Just about every profiled log on the market today features an integral tongue and groove milled into the top and bottom of the log. This aids in stacking and eliminates the need for chinking.
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