I'm thinking of cutting a few trees where trees need thinning. Probably stick to grand fir. And then I was thinking of setting these logs aside for log structure projects next year (a proper porch!) How do I prepare them? I need to get the bark off of them, right? What is the best way to do that? Do I need to paint the ends? I've heard of doing that for lumber. And I need to cover them and plan on then getting a couple of inches shorter, right? I have some metal roofing stuff. I was thinking I could just nail some of this stuff to the log pile. Would that be okay?