Rendezvous Cordwood Cabin

Eric & Beth Carlberg built their Rendezvous Cordwood Cabin last year to use during “gathering activities” on their land.  They hold tomahawk and Bowie knife throwing contests, Muzzleloading target shoots and all manner of historical and woodsy/folksy activities.

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You may notice that the flag has 13 stars, the flag of the original 13 colonies.

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There are so many wonderful cordwood accents to the cabin.

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Like this mushroom and these shelves.

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The bottle ends and the stones in strategic places.

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The cabin’s “build date” is done in cordwood Roman Numerals!  Look above the door frame. 

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The foundation for the 16′ x 24′ cabin: telephone poles on concrete slabs.

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This cabin has some of the neatest and most artistic cordwood we have ever witnessed.  It is a credit to Eric & Beth and the friends who helped them.  They kept the “build” consistently tasteful and attractive.  Not easy to do when the sunlight is fading, the mosquitoes are biting and there is still a foot of wall to finish:0) Time to fire up the “halogens!”

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In order to keep themselves fresh and ready for rendezvous activities they practiced throwing the tomahawks!  I stuck this one after 5 tries:0)

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The tiny rock flowers make a small but powerful statement.

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One of their friends saved all the bottle caps he opened during construction.  They made a memento of his libations.

To learn how to build a cordwood cabin of your own you may want to consider reading the latest and best book on the subject.                                                                                      Cordwood Construction Best Practices.  


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Line drawing of a method to use smaller posts to build with 16″ cordwood.  Corner posts line drawing


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