On June 28, 2015 the final log end was placed into the Kinstone Cordwood Sauna! Many wonderful and talented worked on framing, cordwooding, and making bottle ends for this much anticipated structure. The workshop crew that finished to the “top plates” was focused and not to be denied. I said, “I don’t think we can finish this by the end of the workshop.” They took that as a challenge and worked diligently to prove me wrong. I am so happy they did. A group of fine folk who bonded with each other and the cordwood. Here are some heartwarming photos to show the details
Deer antler for a towel hook. Cordwood makes people happy:0)Big Rich is setting the window box into place. Working on each side of the wall. Almost to the top and time for lunch.The Michigan Girls (two lovely young ladies from central Michigan) invented a new technique (named by the class, “The Michigan Girls Top Plate Technique”) for finishing the wall “up to” a top plate. We finished by 4:00 PM on Sunday! Note the tree motif in the center of the wall.Ed McAllen stopped by to pay a visit. Ed has a gorgeous cordwood home in Galesville, Wisconsin.Alan Stankevitz of www.daycreek.com cordwood fame dropped by to talk about PEM (paper enhanced mortar) and take pictures and video of the workshop. It was great to see Alan. Alan also took some of these pictures with his drone camera.
Kinstone Permaculture Academy from the air. www.kinstonecircle.com There is one more cordwood workshop this summer on July 31 to August 2, 2015. Registration is on the Kinstone Circle website.Putting in the shelf brackets, made out of half rounds of cedar. If you are interested in learning more about Cordwood Construction, please click on the picture and you will be taken to www.cordwoodconstruction.org To order books and plans click on the Online Bookstore link.
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