How to build Good Looking Cordwood Walls

A good-looking cordwood wall is breathtaking in its simplicity.  It grabs the viewer and gives the impression that an artist was at work on this wall. The wall lasts for hundreds of years (if done right) and the beauty remains. The key is to be fluid and random.  Logs...

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Cordwood Maple Sugar Shack is so Sweet

Do you love the taste of Maple Syrup?   Would you like to have your own Cordwood Maple Sugar Shack?  Ted Amman answered YES to both questions. He wanted to build a "shack" to house his family maple syrup harvest. Ted attended a cordwood workshop, visited the Cordwood...

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Disney World of Cordwood

When Wayne Higgins took us around to see some of the outstanding cordwood building that has been built in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the U.P. of Michigan we were amazed!  Wayne was not only a fine tour guide, but his knowledge of the area is phenomena.  One fascinating...

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Stackwall Corners with the Right Stuff

Stackwall corners built the Right Way!  How do I build stackwall the right way?  This stackwall corner (below) in Minnesota has been built as a single post.  In between the quoins (squared timbers) are blocks to stabilize the post.    Below is a picture of the...

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Stackwall Corners Gone Wrong

What happens when the mortar of your stackwall corner starts to move and crack?  The picture below gives a good example of a stackwall corner in distress.  There is vertical mortar crack most of the way down the wall. The horizontal quoins (6 x 6" beams) should have...

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Fantastic Cordwood Stackwall in Alberta, Canada

Adam P. Norris was kind enough to send me the following pictures of his cordwood stackwall dream home in the mountains of Alberta.  Such fantastic work, my mind was reeling, so I asked some questions.  Below are Adam's answers: The wood Adam used was mostly lodgepole...

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