Take a Peek Inside a Cordwood Home

Want to see what a cordwood home looks like on the inside?  Here's your chance.  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, "What does that look like on the inside? Bryan & Lois Pratt built this unbelievably gorgeous cordwood home in Woodland Park, Colorado. It is...

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Cordwood Post & Pier Foundation

How would you like to learn about an inexpensive foundation that doesn't require concrete and keeps your cordwood "up" off the ground?  The following pictures, coupled with a brief explanation by builder Stu Bridge, help to clarify the simplicity and...

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The Dogs of Cordwood “Who Let the Dogs Out!”

"Who Let the Dogs Out" of their cordwood houses?  Who, who, who?  When they are outside they pose with panache.  Usually, with a look of "my home is built like a fortress! Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah!"Whitefang loves her cordwood in Homer, Alaska.  (Below) Cordwood Dog created...

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Easy Peasy Stackwall Corners with Cordwood

Stackwall corners were one of the very first ways developed to make inexpensive corners for cordwood construction.  The problem was they were (are) very time-consuming to build (every timber has to be leveled multiple times) and the roof could not be built until the...

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Cordwood Drying Shed shows-off Tuck Pointing Perfection

Chuck Hine of Calumet Michigan built a magnificent wood drying shed on the western shores of Lake Superior.  The tuck-pointing on his cedar wood drying shed/bunkhouse is as good and ever seen.  His mortar joints are clean, the wood is standing proud 1/2 inch and the...

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Alaska Cordwood is “Over the Moon & Stars”

Ranja Dean has designed and completed a gorgeous cordwood outhouse at their homestead near Homer, Alaska.  Her husband Jeff helped with the building.  The cordwood outhouse is next to the BnB near their exceptionally gorgeous homestead.   The door (below) is...

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Build a $6000 Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin

"Build an Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin for $6000."  Kimberly & Edward Rak of Ridgeland, South Carolina sent some photos of their Loblolly Pine cordwood cabin, where they did exactly that!  The walls are 12 inches thick in this lovely 600 sq. ft. home.  They figure it cost...

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Cordwood Sauna in Big Lake, Alaska

Cordwood Sauna by Cody & Janelle in Big Lake Alaska.  "Hi Richard, Here are pictures of our Sauna/ Hot Tub cordwood building in Big Lake, Alaska.  The timber framing was put up by my husband, Cody and all the wood, even the cross beams and rafters are Sitka spruce...

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