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Cordwood Construction: Methods and Practice

Course Overview

Planning to build your own shed, sauna, cabin or home on land with plenty of trees or with an available wood source? Consider cordwood or "stack wall" construction. This course introduces participants to the particulars of cordwood masonry construction including: obtaining, peeling and preparing wood, mixing mortar, using insulation, laying up walls and setting windows. Design options and the finer details of getting the job done are covered during a tour of a nearby cordwood home, where the students will participate in a hands-on session preparing and peeling logs suitable for cordwood construction. The majority of the course will provide students the opportunity for hands-on building as the class builds a cordwood wall.

Course Details

Length: 2 Days