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Unread 01-26-2017, 08:28 AM   #1
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Log Cabin Tile Surround

Have a potential client that wants a tile surround around a free standing tub.The walls are 12x 14 inch white pine logs.Any of you gurus have any experiences good or bad?Whats the best approach?I have zero experience with logs
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Unread 01-26-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
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Hi Brian,

I only know what I've read here previously. An independent wall must be built inside the log structure. Nothing is secured directly to the logs. Again, I have no direct experience.
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What John said. You need to build any new walls similar to any other non-log wall in the house. They have a type of slip joint at the top to allow for the log shrinkage and ceiling height to lower.

If it were me, I'd 1) check with architect/builder to see how much shrinkage to allow for OR check drawings, 2) build walls with slip joint at top, and 3) keep tile low enough to accommodate the reduced ceiling height with max expected shrinkage. The slip joints I've seen have the upper section framed wider than the lower, so the upper drywall (or whatever finish they use) can slip past the lower drywall.

Here's what a quick search turned up. Hopefully you get the idea.

http://cowboyloghomes.com/events/she...terior-framing
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Unread 01-27-2017, 08:00 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.I will build an independent wall.The walls will be about 3 foot tall so maybe I can use the top for a shelf possibly.Maybe a granite top with small overhang
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