Craig built a tiny cordwood pub in his backyard.  His friends and family are invited to come over and relax in a warm and welcoming environment. The cordwood infill is incredibly well done. 

A barrel space heater and walls with four cordwood shelves. 

Note the Cordwood Siding underneath the bar.

A beautiful place to relax and refresh.  Very attractive bottle log work.

Preparation for the diamond bottle display.

Covering the day’s work is very important for slowing the set and cure of the mortar.

Love the two showcase walls as the pub nears completion.

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“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.

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