when a piece of wood starts bearing weight it also becomes a little more dense due to compression.
if your gonna build an ohsht house might think about covering it in dirt to make it more like a small hill then plant edible plants on it. you not only get superior armor you also get superb insulation and a source of food.
just an idea
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