Don Noe built two beautiful cordwood structures in Oregon. His hybrid shed with the cordwood wall was built with 90 percent construction scrap. It was timber framed with timbers from large machine crates. The logs came from an arborist who was planning to use them for firewood, the stone, windows and wood siding were also recycled. The building below is a worm farm. Look at these magnificent door hinges and the Western Red Cedar doors. The bottle brick and cordwood masonry is also very well placed. Don states, “The doors (above) with the limb hinges are for worm bins located on Portland Community College Campus.”
More pictures of the hybrid cordwood work shed under construction.
Below if another set of massive hinges, a beautifully decorated celtic knot timber and excellent use of a skull and antler. The different dimensions of rock stem wall are pleasing to the eye.All I can say is nice work Don!
Check out the carving on the vertical timber! Don certainly knows how to reuse, recycle and make beautiful.
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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