Essential Cordwood Building

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide
Product Number: EB00775773
Released: Oct 17, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781771422420
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Description

Cordwood construction - log-ends set in insulated mortar - is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe. Yet until now, there has been no trusted, practical guide to cordwood construction using the material in a wide variety of construction projects. Distilling decades of experience and best practices, Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to cordwood building. Ideal for the DIYer and professional designer and builder alike, it covers: - Wood species selection, log-end length, and seasoning - Cement, lime putty, and cob mortar options - Wall cavity insulation options - Budgeting and estimating - Highly illustrated, step-by-step building techniques - Window and door frame installation - Pointing and chinking, finishing, and plastering - Special designs and decorative features - Code references, compliance, building science, and best practices - Troubleshooting and maintenance

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Author(s): Rob Roy
Series No: 6
Original Publish Date: Dec 05, 2017

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