Cordwood building: a comprehensive guide to the state of the by Rob Roy

By Rob Roy

Cordwood masonry partitions are reasonably cheap, effortless to construct, aesthetically enjoyable, and ranking excessive environmental issues for applying reduced impact materials.

This totally revised moment version of the main commonly learn and used publication on cordwood building offers the most recent suggestions and on-the-ground adventure from 4 a long time of cordwood construction and research.

New chapters hide the sensible how-to and the whole intensity and breadth of cordwood development, together with load-bearing and non-load-bearing partitions, integrating electric wiring, techniques on nook designs, new mortar thoughts akin to lime putty, and the most recent on cob-cordwood, insulation thoughts, and bottle-end designs. there's targeted remedy of code compliance, effective condo shapes, and layout concerns.

Richly illustrated and augmented with clean case reports starting from Hawaii and the Adirondacks to Tasmania and Michigan, Cordwood construction remains the main entire ebook to be had on cordwood masonry building methods.

Rob Roy has been construction, learning and instructing approximately cordwood masonry for 4 many years. well known as a global best authority on cordwood development, Rob all started Earthwood development college in 1981 to coach developers within the most modern cordwood development tools. He has authored and edited a dozen books on replacement and traditional development together with the 1st variation of Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the remainder of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, and Stoneview. Rob has additionally offered 4 video clips, together with approximately cordwood, and has taught cordwood masonry all around the world.

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I would not use load-­bearing cordwood masonry in seismic zones, and no competent code enforcement officer would either. Cordwood with Stackwall Corners Stackwall corners are built-­up of criss-­crossed “quoins” of regular log-­ends. ) This style has been most prevalent in Canada because it enabled builders to construct very wide cordwood walls — ​24 inches or more — ​appropriate for cold climates. Many stackwall-­cornered barns were built in Ontario, Quebec and Wisconsin in the 19th century. Quoins can be made from timbers milled to square or rectangular cross-­section, such as: 4 inch by 4 inch, 6 inch by 6 inch, 4 inch by 8 inch and the like.

Moisture can get trapped there and promote the growth of fungi. 4. Build only with log-ends that are sound in the first place. Reject wood that shows any sign of existing rot or ­deterioration. 5. Debark the wood. Insects love to get between bark and the outer layers of the wood. 9 1 Side grain R-values for various woods are commonly available, but — ​except for corner quoins in stackwall corners — ​log-ends are laid up in the wall on end grain, so we won’t really derive the full side grain value.

The lime is builder’s lime, also known as Type S or hydrated lime. You get it where masonry products are sold; it is different from non-­hydrated lime used in agriculture, which will not work as a mortar admixture. To be absolutely sure, the bag should reference masonry or building on the bag. Once or twice, when doing workshops in other parts of the country, I have seen lime without such a reference. I called the 800 number on the bag and spoke with an engineer to be sure that the lime was for building, not agriculture.

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