What do cordwood, cardboard and bottle ends have in common?
They all help make an organized, dramatic, visual statement in a cordwood wall. Let’s say you want a rainbow or a peace sign or the big dipper in a cordwood wall. Here’s one way to do it. First, layout the design on heavy cardboard. Then cut out the shapes with scissors, box cutter or exacto knife. Here Mike Fanslau (aka Brother Fire) uses the cardboard to make a template to show where to place the bottle bricks and log-ends.
Be patient and let the design be your guide to proper orientation.
The end result is worth the extra time.
How about a peace sign?
An Ojibwe medicine wheel is a fine addition to this sauna of health & healing. The Big Dipper and North Star are happy to oblige. Wood ceilings, Big Dipper, Encore Wood Stove and some taxidermy. This gives a very attractive woodsy feel to the room.
Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format. If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers have requested a brief bio, so here goes:
Richard & Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, facilitated the 2005, 2011 and 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders. Cordwood Construction: Best Practices DVD, Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
Here is a picture of the print version and the DVD label in one composite.
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