Up until the early 1980’s many log cabins had mortar chinking installed. Today, the majority of chink used is made of a synthetic mixture. Mortar chink is great for hobby projects or those looking to build traditional log cabins. But, in most cases you will want to use synthetic chinking to ensure that your log home lasts. What are the difference and which is best for you?
If you are thinking about chinking your log home yourself, you might wonder,what tools will I need for chinking?The answer will depend on which method you choose. Learn about each tool with our detailed guide.
The main tools that you will need for chinking are:
There are many different tools and methods when it comes to chinking. If you are purchasing your first cabin or chinking for the first time, you may wonder which method of chinking is the best? Here are the 5 different methods of chinking a log home. Spatula - Grout bag - Caulking gun - Bulk gun - Chink pump