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Cordwood Sweat Lodges & Dog Houses

Cordwood lends itself to many types of buildings, including ones that keep a person clean and a dog sheltered.  Below is a cordwood sweat lodge in the Pacific Northwest.  It is built with Western Red Cedar which makes for a beautiful cordwood wall.  A tiny sweat...

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Best Wood for Cordwood?

One of the Frequently Asked Cordwood Questions (FACQ) is: "What type of wood can I use?"  At one time, the answer was, "Anything you got."  But over time folks realized that there were good, better and best options for wood selection.  To narrow down your choices...

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Cordwood Cabin/Rock Wall, Birch Bark & Cordwood Tables

Monte Loomis built a gorgeous cordwood floor in his octagonal cordwood cabin.  He proceeded to add a rock wall (fire resistance for his wood stove), cabinet doors made of birch bark and cordwood tables. In the top right-hand corner, you can see birch bark used as snow...

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Cordwood Flooring “Kicking it up a notch”

Monte Loomis sent pictures and a video of his new method of laying cordwood flooring.  Needless to say, I was blown away by the beauty of his self-described "Jig-Saw Puzzle method." "For my end grain floor, I used 3/4 inch-thick white cedar. Each piece was cut to fit...

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Cordwood Cabin (with 24" thick walls) is energy efficient & fortress-like (revisited)

Editor's Note:  This post has consistently been among the Top 5 most popular (on my site) and I have added new photos and new details to the original.   Adam & Erica Konopka and their children started building a Cordwood Cabin near the shores of Lake Michigan this...

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Cordwood Homes: Beauty Inside & Out

Inside and Out:  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, "What does that look like on the inside?  This is a 4 part blog post series about incredible cordwood homes, cabins, and cottages with pictures of the outside and the inside. Bryan & Lois Pratt built this...

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Cordwood Flooring DIY

Cordwood Flooring          "It's not just for the walls, anymore..."  A neighbor of mine, Steve, called one cold January evening and said,  "Richard, come on over and see my cordwood floor!"  Needless to say, we hurried over and were amazed.  Steve is a mason by...

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Cordwood Home of 40 years

Folks have been asking about our northern Wisconsin cordwood home and how it has "held up" after 40 years.  Here are some pictures, commentary and a few links, should you care to delve deeper. 30' x 40' Post and beam framed with Northern White Cedar on a frosty...

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