Cordwood Home “Bottlewood” in Homer, Alaska

BOTTLEWOOD!  Lee and David in Homer, Alaska are pleased to be sharing their cordwood construction project with the group.  This is a "best practices" build from start to finish. Note the tight mortar joints and random log placement of various sizes.  This speciality...

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Cordwood Survival Cabin in Russia

Andrew Dubovskiy (who lives in Moscow, Russia) was kind enough to send me these photos. This is his fishing lodge called "Andre-sur-Mer." It is basically a small fishing cabin with a beautiful view of a deep bay on the White Sea (isn't that what everyone wants!)...

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Cordwood shrinkage? Explode those logs!

Did you know that large diameter logs can shrink in your walls?  When you place a dry log in a cordwood wall that is over 12 inches in diameter, there is a good chance it will shrink, even if dried to 12% moisture content.  If it receives a good deal of sun during the...

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