Cordwood in Norway & Sweden: Wood Chunk Walls

"Wood Chunk Walls" and have been one of many traditional styles for building barns in Norway and Sweden since the 1850s.   These barns were built using the end cuts from logs.  They were placed on horizontal 1-inch boards to maintain a level mortaring shelf.  This...

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Raise the Roof on Cordwood Homes

When planning your cordwood home, the roof becomes an essential part of your design.  From looking good to insulating to adding extra space, to protecting your walls, good roof design is an essential part of every home. Here are a few "topping off ideas" to consider...

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Cordwood Classroom Guatemala

Tara & Rob Cahill have been working in the rain forests near Coban, Guatemala for decades.  They have built a beautiful infrastructure that includes a cordwood school for middle and high school students.  Here is a brief walkthrough video by the architect Charles...

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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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