Double Wall Cordwood

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...
Cordwood Conference 2011 Winnipeg, Canada

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...
Best Wood for Cordwood?

Best Wood for Cordwood?

One of the Frequently Asked Cordwood Questions (FACQ) is: “What type of wood can I use?”  At one time, the answer was, “Anything you got.”  But over time folks realized that there were good, better and best options for wood selection.  To...
Cordwood Cabin/Rock Wall, Birch Bark & Cordwood Tables

Cordwood Cabin/Rock Wall, Birch Bark & Cordwood Tables

Monte Loomis built a gorgeous cordwood floor in his octagonal cordwood cabin.  He proceeded to add a rock wall (fire resistance for his wood stove), cabinet doors made of birch bark and cordwood tables. In the top right-hand corner, you can see birch bark used as snow...