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Cordwood masonry is an ancient building technique whereby walls are constructed from log ends laid transversely in the wall It is easy, economical, aesthetically striking, energy efficient, and environmentally sound.Cordwood Building collects the wisdom of than 25 of the worlds best practitioners, detailing the long history of the method, and demonstrating how to build a cordwood home using the latest and most up to date techniques, with a special focus on building code issues.Author editor Rob Roy has been building, researching, and teaching about cordwood masonry for 25 years and, with his wife, started Earthwood Building School in 1981 He has written 10 books on alternative building, presented four videosincluding two about cordwood masonryand has taught cordwood masonry all over the world....

Title : Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (Natural Building Series)
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ISBN : 0865714754
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : New Society Publishers January 1, 2003
Number of Pages : 240 pages
File Size : 682 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (Natural Building Series) Reviews

  • J. Dunn
    2019-02-17 20:53

    My local library has a copy of Rob Roy's previous cordwood book. It is almost always checked out, and everyone I know uses it as the cordwood bible.

  • Crews7
    2019-01-31 21:45

    This book is a great read. Enjoyable and yet it seems to give plenty of info on the different aspects of the cordwood building process. More than half way through I found out that there was a glossary in the back which helps explain some of the terminology. I would highly recommend this book for anyone thinking of building a cordwood home. This book will give you most of the know-how to build it and most importantly it will help you decide if you do want to build cordwood. It worked for me. My wife and I are presently saving up to build a cordwood home. I think it would be a good idea to watch the "Complete Cordwood DVD" before actually building.

  • dobby
    2019-01-18 20:46

    Very well done. Even better than previous book by Rob Roy

  • R. J. Duering
    2019-01-28 15:37

    Fast shipping. Item as described.

  • Lana
    2019-02-01 19:00

    I am grateful to find a great, highly recommended book on cordwood building that has the answers to most of my questions about this type construction. The illustrations are good and the information is invaluable.

  • S
    2019-02-10 17:38


  • daggeline
    2019-01-25 15:36

    I'm from Germany and cordwoord buildings are uncommon here. Horizontal log homes are booming but as expensive as ordinary home building not a choice for people without a lot of money.

  • jane
    2019-02-02 20:33

    was very interesting to learn how to make this type of building. I am actually thinking of building one to run my practice out of.