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mdf191 05-05-2013 08:57 PM

Drywall on interior of log cabin

Looking for some advice on whether or not it is a easy enough job to put drywall over seemingly flat interior walls in a log cabin.

Interior walls looks like the below image. Is this a simply job of just throwing up the drywall and nailing? Is it more tricky? Would a professional drywaller consider this a more or equal to normal challenging job?

Since you would be adding depth to the walls would this present problems with window trip, outlets etc. etc. Would there be good/easy solutions if that is a problem?

Any insight you could provide would be very helpful!


mdf191 05-05-2013 08:59 PM

Image did not post. Try this.

Walls on interior are flat not round like exterior logs.

Nailbags 05-05-2013 10:08 PM

Now do you have chinking that is between the logs? if you do then you have to make a free floating wall so your sheet rock does not crack. Because those logs will always be shrinking and you will always be chinking the logs. Best of luck to you it can be done just has to be done right.

logluvr 05-07-2013 08:00 PM

mdf you have to remember that logs will contract and expand. We did a fir out on our log walls and then drywalled over it.
Just wondering why you would want to do that over the logs?
We just did it in the kitchen and bathroom.

bjbatlanta 05-20-2013 07:21 PM

Agree, drywall has enough issues with being attached to regular "dimensional" lumber. I would highly recommend NOT trying to hang directly on log construction. Dimensional lumber "moves" at least twice a year (during traditional heating and cooling seasons). I can't imagine a log structure wouldn't "move" more and create issues if the drywall was directly attached. You need to frame walls or attach furring in my opinion....

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