Chinking


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Chinking

The material used to fill a space between the logs of a log house; composed of clay mixed with sand and hair, then covered with daubing.

chinking

chinking in a log wall
The material used to fill chinks (i.e., long cracks, openings, or fissures), especially between logs that form the exterior walls of log cabin construction. Where the cracks are small, the filling material is often mud or plaster; where the cracks are large, the filling may include wood chips, pebbles, straw, or small sticks.
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Even the chinking between the logs was free, courtesy of the hard clay soil of Buckingham County.
Working by myself, it only took two days including the chinking. It is watertight and the interior is at least 10 degrees cooler than the outside air temperature.
This eventually evolved to just the chinking of glasses.