Stackwall Corners Gone Wrong

Stackwall Corners Gone Wrong

What happens when the mortar of your stackwall corner starts to move and crack?  The picture below gives a good example of a stackwall corner in distress.  There is vertical mortar crack most of the way down the wall. The horizontal quoins (6 x 6″ beams) should...
Wood Stoves for Cordwood Homes

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 one’s own home with a sustainable natural resource (wood). If you have a woodlot, your cordwood home can be heated for...
Cordwood in Oklahoma is OK

Cordwood in Oklahoma is OK

Alan & Rebecca Barreca sent me the following pictures and information on their beautiful home in SE Oklahoma. For those who are wondering about cordwood in a hot, humid climate, this will help answer your questions. “We moved into our 16 sided cordwood home...
Cordwood Cabin & 35 acres for Sale in Wisconsin

Cordwood Cabin & 35 acres for Sale in Wisconsin

An FYI for people who might be in the market for land with a cabin.  Here is a cordwood cabin (with timber frame, straw/clay slip and board and batten) on 35 acres of land in western Wisconsin (Glenwood City), near the border with Minnesota. The framework is a timber...