Cordwood Building, 2nd Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art - Fully revised Second Edition

From various wall-building methods and new mortar options to electrical wiring and code compliance, more than 12 new chapters cover the array of innovations in cordwood construction since the first release nearly 15 years ago. Cordwood Building remains the most comprehensive book available on cordwood masonry construction methods.

By: Rob Roy

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Dreamers, owner-builders, natural and sustainable building contractors, modern homesteaders

Cordwood construction – log-ends set in insulated mortar – is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. And while cordwood construction’s durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe, there has been no trusted, practical and comprehensive book on cordwood construction methods using cordwood in a wide variety of cordwood masonry construction projects.

Distilling decades of experience, best practices, and innovations in cordwood construction, Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step comprehensive book on cordwood construction. Ideal for the DIYer, professional designer, and builder alike, this comprehensive book on cordwood construction covers:

  • Wood species selection, log-end length, and seasoning
  • New mortar options such as cement, lime putty, and cob mortar
  • Wall cavity insulation options
  • Budgeting and estimating for your cordwood construction
  • Highly illustrated, step-by-step cordwood masonry construction methods and techniques
  • Window and door frame installation
  • Painting and chinking, finishing, and plastering your cordwood construction
  • Special designs and decorative features
  • Code references, code compliance, building science, and best practices for cordwood masonry construction methods
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance.

Written by the world’s leading sustainable builders, designers, and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project where accurate and reliable information is key to success. GET THE ESSENTIALS!

Rob Roy is widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood masonry construction methods. Rob has authored and edited 15 books including Cordwood Building and Stoneview. He lives in West Chazy, New York.

About The Author(s)

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.

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Book Specifications

ISBN: 9780865718289

Page Count: 288

Dimensions: 8 × 9 × 0.48 in

Publication Date: October 01, 2016

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