Cordwood with a Mason’s Twist

Ned Thilo built and then wrote this article about his "twisted chimney" and his suggestions for improving cordwood construction.  He is a regular mason and has some good tips about working with his "mix." "My name is Ned Thilo I am a mason from Lancaster Pennsylvania,...

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Cordwood Yak & Yow Barn Alaska

Jeffrey H. Dean is a true Renaissance man: a builder, sculptor, painter, metalsmith, potter and jack of all trades/master of all trades.   Here is but one of his many projects:  a gorgeous timber frame barn with cordwood and board & batten.  This serves as a home for...

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Cordwood Root Cellar uses Yakisugi

Cordwood Root Cellar with Yakisugi (Shou Shogi Ban) in the mountains of Idaho by Dave & Suzie K.  "We burned (charred) everything.  It is very wet where we live and the wood all gets a black mold on it if left untreated.  The burning was done with a propane torch and...

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Cordwood Sweat Lodges & Dog Houses

Cordwood lends itself to many types of buildings, including ones that keep a person clean and a dog sheltered.  Below is a cordwood sweat lodge in the Pacific Northwest.  It is built with Western Red Cedar which makes for a beautiful cordwood wall.  A tiny sweat...

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