Brian Bronaugh built this most beautiful cordwood tool shed near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brian said, “I’ve enjoyed the process immensely and have embraced the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi – which is finding beauty in imperfections. It has beautiful artistry and function that is unique and eye-pleasing. 

 The pictures are pretty much self-explanatory and you can see the use of recycled windows, doors, wood and metal everywhere. BB3with correct logo

BB6i with correct logo A testament to hard work and ingenuity, the building is framed and roofed before the cordwood infill was applied.  Very smart!
The sliding door adds a nice touch.  Note how it slides on a track “out” from the building.BB8 with correct logo Having a framework makes the cordwood infill “flow.” BB9 with correct logoA porch gives access to the exterior.
BB7 with correct logoThe star motif is subtle and effective.
BB5 with correct logoThe interior is very attractive and will be filled with working antique tools. BB10 with logo     BB2 with just cc logoA snowy winters day near Pittsburgh.
BB4 with correct logoThe floor was in place before the framework was erected.
BB11 with correct logoNice work Brian.  You achieved your goals and then some.

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