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Essentials of Cordwood Construction

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. A comprehensive overview of the building techniques will be covered, followed by an exploration of the finer details of getting the job done, discussed during a tour of a nearby cordwood home.

Course Details

Length: ½ Day