Bright & Airy Cordwood Home

Bright & Airy Cordwood Home by Valerie Davidson  (condensed)    "Another couple has stopped by to view our Cordwood Home in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. They approach us at the door, “He” smiling brightly, “She” reluctantly following. They enter with us...

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Wood Stoves for Cordwood Homes

Many people are attracted to cordwood construction for the potentially low cost of building materials (wood)  and the possibility of heating ones own home with a sustainable natural resource (wood). If you have a woodlot, your cordwood home can be heated for your...

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Cordwood Cabin on Stilts

Eric & Beth built their Rendezvous Cordwood Cabin for use during "gathering activities" on their property.  They hold Historical Re-enactments, Tomahawk and Bowie knife throwing contests, Muzzleloading target shoots and all manner of woodsy/folksy...

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Cordwood Stairways

Folks ask: "Can I mortar logs for a stairway into a cordwood wall."  The answer is YES, if you do it using Best Practices.  If not done correctly, the stairs will loosen in the cordwood wall and cause degradation of the mortar. Above is an example of a cordwood...

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Cordwood as a Highlight

Cordwood construction is known as a building style for homes, cottages, cabins, saunas and outbuildings.  It can also be used as an "accent wall" or to highlight a portion of a room.  When this choice is made the wall is usually called Cordwood Siding.   The first set...

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Double Wall Cordwood

In the mid-70's Cliff Shockey of Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada decided to build an energy efficient home of recycled cordwood, but since he lived where the temps would go down to -50, he decided to build "double wall." He built a post and beam framework and laid up 8"...

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Cordwood Conference 2011 Winnipeg, Canada

                            Continental Cordwood Conference 2011                      University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada June 11-12, 2011    This was the first sight we encountered as we crossed the border from North Dakota into Manitoba. Hundreds of wind...

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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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