Cordwood Construction: Preparation
If you are thinking about using cordwood or stackwall construction to build your outbuilding or house, let Kent and Nick provide you the know-how to prepare the logs for your project. This short but detailed course will include a tour of a cordwood home (discussing the pros and cons of cordwood construction) and how to prepare an appropriate construction site for cordwood construction. You will then run through the hands-on process of selecting and cutting trees, cutting and debarking cordwood and the details of seasoning the wood. We will also discuss the properties of different wood species and their relationship to mortars and construction types. Additional topics include chainsaw safety and safe methods for tree felling and limbing.