So, how do you celebrate finishing a cordwood wall? Here are a few cordwood completion poses for your enjoyment. First of all: What is a cordwood star wall? Well at Kinstone we built a wall with 8″ x 8″ cedar posts, 20′ long and 5′ high and loaded with 67 bottles that oftimes resemble constellations. The wall is attached to the Dragon’s Keep Entrance Center and is sheltered by a green roof.
Maranda gives her best happy pose. This is what she had to say: “Cordwood Construction is exhausting and exhilarating. I built a wall today. I seriously built this. Fabulous. I’m spent. I’ve learned so much in one day. I love this skill, I can take this into the wilderness and build myself a very warm, durable, cost effective, simple, yet gorgeous structure. And I don’t need electricity or fancy tools to complete an entire shack. This will literally save my existence. I love it. -Maranda”
Tuck pointed, bottles bricks cleaned and ready to be covered to slow the set and cure.
We had rather small pieces of cordwood to work, but these walls came out very well.
Cygnus and the Red Planet (without Matt Damon).
Rachel & Rollin are pumped!Many hands make light work.
The wall is 20 feet long and nearly 5 foot tall!
The marvelous Cordwood Workshop Crew is in repose, but obviously not done yet Left to right, top to bottom. Zac, Rollin, Rachel, Jeff, Richard, Kendall (middle row) Greg, Maranda, Terry, Jo, Becky, Ed, (bottom row) Bentley, Jackie and Dawn. This amazing crew finished the entire wall in one day! Now that is some kind of record! Thank you to Kristine of Kinstone for the photos.
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 instruction for thousands of cordwood builders. Cordwood Workshop Video (2017), Cordwood Construction Best Practices (2017) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
Here is a picture of the Cordwood Workshop Video cover, featuring the Cordwood Education Center.
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