Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bruceville, Texas
Building with Texas Cedar or Oak
Hey gang I have a question about using green logs. I live on a farm in Texas and access to more cedar trees and post oaks than I know what to do.
I need to build some small lean too's and chicken hutch's and was thinking about using fresh cut cedar posts for the corners of the buildings. And then using the oak or cedars as cross beams for the flat slanted tin roofs.
My wife has asked if we could build a covered area in the back yard for a sitting area. Something around 12'X20'. I was thinking about using fresh cut cedar posts for the corners on that projects. The roof would be a regular gable roof. So I may or may not try to use cedar logs to frame it out.
Do I need to let the logs dry before I use them? Do I need to strip the bark? etc..
Anyone know of any sites, books, etc.. that has info about building with cedar posts or logs.
Any suggestions, stories, blueprints, or lies that anyone could share with me?