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Cordwood Building: The State of the Art

by Rob Roy

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"Cordwood Masonry" is the building technique I will be utilizing on my Tazlina SW Subdivision homestead since it makes best use of the most abundant natural resource out there: Black Spruce. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865714754, Paperback)

Cordwood masonry is an ancient building technique whereby walls are constructed from "log ends" laid transversely in the wall. It is easy, economical, aesthetically striking, energy-efficient, and environmentally sound.

Cordwood Building collects the wisdom of more than 25 of the world’s best practitioners, detailing the long history of the method, and demonstrating how to build a cordwood home using the latest and most up-to-date techniques, with a special focus on building code issues.

Author/editor Rob Roy has been building, researching, and teaching about cordwood masonry for 25 years and, with his wife, started Earthwood Building School in 1981. He has written 10 books on alternative building, presented four videos—including two about cordwood masonry—and has taught cordwood masonry all over the world.

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"Cordwood Building collects over 25 of the world's best practitioners to describe the long history of the method, showing how to build a cordwood home using state of the art techniques such as double walls, Lomax corners, paper-enhanced mortars, and ways of creating round, hexagonal, and other building shapes. Cordwood buildings from all over the world are featured, including examples from Wales, Chile, and Sweden, and many from Canada and the U.S. With a special focus on building code issues, Cordwood Building outlines the "5-E" advantages of cordwood buildings: their Ease of construction; Economy; Esthetics; Energy-Efficiency; and Ecological harmony. Well-illustrated, the book will inspire designs and help owner-builders decide whether cordwood masonry is appropriate for their building plans. It will also appeal to contractors wanting to learn a new building technique, building code enforcement officers, and all those interested in natural buildings."--Jacket.… (more)

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