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Thanks very much Gary.

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Ehrlich, Gary <gehrlich(--nospam--at)nahb.com> wrote:
> Chris,
>
> The ICC-400 Standard on the Design and Construction of Log Structures
> (link:
> http://www.iccsafe.org/e/prodshow.html?prodid=7017S06&stateInfo=btjPdpGj
> Frbfslkl1466|5) is probably be a good start. I believe it does have
> section properties for log members.
>
> Regards,
> Gary
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: chris.slater(--nospam--at)gmail.com [mailto:chris.slater(--nospam--at)gmail.com] On Behalf
> Of Chris Slater
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 10:54 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Structural Logs
>
> Hi All,
>
> We have had a couple of projects come up where the homeowner wants
> ridge beams, patio roof rafters and structural posts to be made of
> logs.  Our initial thought was just to conservatively design for a
> nominal member that fits in a square inside the cross section of the
> log.  Does anyone have experience and/or resources for designing and
> detailing this type of construction?
>
> Thanks very much,
>
> Chris Slater
>
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