Has anybody any experience in building post & beam houses or other
large structures using birch? I'm asking because I may have an
opportunity to harvest a lot of birch trees around 6"-12" in diameter
from a parcel of land that's slated to be cleared.
I don't have any first hand experience with large birch stuff, but
Yellow and Paper Birch aren't very decay resistant, and they move a
bit more than most woods with seasonal changes. Neither should be a
problem if you pay attention to the construction details and you let
the logs dry long enough.
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