Hi Rich, this is Kevin Carolfi I talked to you earlier this spring about cordwood. I have just finished my cordwood tool shed.I’m sharing some pics of it.

The doors and shingles are cut from utility poles. The 6″x6″ posts are reused from a machine shed that went down in a heavy snowstorm. There are 993 eight-inch pieces of cedar and 26 bottles.  The shed is 16’x14′ with 7’6″ walls.

You will notice that Kevin provided a timeline for his building.  Folks are always asking about the time factor.  This 224 sq. ft. shed took 19 days to complete the cordwood infill. 

What a happy day when the cordwood is finished! 

Father and son enjoying their wall building experience.  The smiles on Dad and son’s face speaks of the pride in their stellar accomplishment! 

Some advice from Kevin & Ryan:  Use a cement mixer, pour a curb to start your wall on, use a measuring bucket to be exact. Take all the help you can get and of course watch and read what Rich does.

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.Cordwood Construction Best Practices Front_Cover_-_CC_Best_Practices small pixels If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at richardflatau@gmail.com  

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  2005, 2011 & 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices DVD (2018),  Cordwood Construction Best Practices 2020 (print & ebook) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.   www.cordwoodconstruction.org

The Cordwood Workshop DVD is like taking a workshop in your own living room.

For more information on Cordwood Construction, click on the picture or visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org