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Essential Cordwood Building: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Author/EditorRoy, Rob (Author)
ISBN: 9780865718524
Pub Date05/12/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages144
Dimensions (mm)279(h) * 216(w) * 7(d)
The first highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to cordwood building
€33.87
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This is the sixth book in the Sustainable Building Essentials SeriesRob Roy is the Director and co-founder of Earthwood Building School, since 1981Has taught cordwood masonry all over the world since 1979, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Hawaii and North AmericaThis is Rob's sixth book with New Society PublishersHis previous works have sold a combined total of over 85,000 copiesThis is the essential manual of cordwood masonry construction, a method for building large and small houses, saunas, and other outbuildings.Cordwood masonry is the building of walls out of short logs - called "log-ends" -- mortared up transversely in the wall, much as firewood is stacked. This is a step-by-step guide to building with cordwood including materials and tool requirements, wood selection, how to make the mortar, including cob and lime plaster and how to build, insulate, and finish walls,Cordwood walls are easy and fun to build, economical (particularly if using one's own trees for log-ends), energy-efficient, esthetically pleasing, and environmentally sound.Special design features, and how to make them, are covered, including designs with log-ends, bottle-ends, or a combination.

This is the sixth book in the Sustainable Building Essentials SeriesRob Roy is the Director and co-founder of Earthwood Building School, since 1981Has taught cordwood masonry all over the world since 1979, including Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Hawaii and North AmericaThis is Rob's sixth book with New Society PublishersHis previous works have sold a combined total of over 85,000 copiesThis is the essential manual of cordwood masonry construction, a method for building large and small houses, saunas, and other outbuildings.Cordwood masonry is the building of walls out of short logs - called "log-ends" -- mortared up transversely in the wall, much as firewood is stacked. This is a step-by-step guide to building with cordwood including materials and tool requirements, wood selection, how to make the mortar, including cob and lime plaster and how to build, insulate, and finish walls,Cordwood walls are easy and fun to build, economical (particularly if using one's own trees for log-ends), energy-efficient, esthetically pleasing, and environmentally sound.Special design features, and how to make them, are covered, including designs with log-ends, bottle-ends, or a combination.

Rob Roy is widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction. He is Director of Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York, which teaches owner-builders how to build with cordwood masonry. Rob and his wife Jaki have built four cordwood homes and numerous outbuildings, and have conducted workshops all over North America and around the world. Rob has authored and edited 15 books including Cordwood Building, second edition (2016), Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses , and Stoneview .

Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Rationale Chapter 3: Appropriate Use Chapter 4: Building Science Notes Chapter 5: Material Specifications Chapter 6: Design Options for Cordwood Chapter 7: Design Notes for Cordwood Chapter 8: Construction Procedure Chapter 9: Finishes and Special Features Chapter 10: Maintenance and Renovations Chapter 11: Building Codes and Permits Chapter 12: Tools Chapter 13: Conclusion Glossary Resources Index About the Author A Note About the Publisher

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