Whether a log home is really a timber-frame construction or simply accented with nonstructural log beams or posts, the rustic appeal can be increased by means of a way of removing the bark known as bypass peeling. The shape and character of the tree stay intact whether the bark is removed by hand or by machine.
To avoid new growth being cut down, the logs can be found dropped or dead status.
Skip-peeled logs have some but not all of the inner bark removed for a very rustic appearance. The inner bark, the tissue between the smooth tree trunk and the rough outer bark, is known as cambium.
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The tool used to strip the bark at the skip-peeling procedure is called a drawknife. It has one blade with handles at both ends; the handles are pulled to draw the knife edge down the shave and log off the bark.
More intricate regions of the log need to be averted peeled by hand using a drawknife, however, a machine can also remove the cambium in smoother planes of the log.
The cambium will gradually wear away or drop off with no sealer to coat and protect the finish.
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When all of the inner bark has been removed, the approach is known as a peel. Top coats or waxes are then employed to provide a satiny finish.