There are some very creative folks doing wonderful work. Here are a few cordwood outbuildings that are both functional, beautiful and built with best practices.Aspen Valley Ranch in Colorado (Ryan Ross).Yak and Yow Barn in Alaska by Jeff Dean. Practice building with squash on the roof by Sebastien Demers, Quebec. Ted Amman Sugar Shack in Wisconsin Peter DEbenham & Ann Linquist in Colorado. Above is the Kinstone sauna crew that finished the project. There were three other workshops for framing and cordwood construction. All participates were appreciated for their attention to task and detailed approach to learning cordwood Peter Debenham and Ann Lundquist built this lovely cordwood wood shed in Colorado. An interior view of the woodshed with shelves and bottle ends.
Eric and Beth Carlberg built the Rendezvous Cabin in Wisconsin for historical reenactments.
Cordwood Shed Plans gives you the details on how to build a simple, inexpensive shed for your homestead. The Kinstone cordwood sauna ready for floor, stove and benches.Tuck pointing before covering the walls at the end of the day. Note the grade beam, antlers and flower in the center of the picture made with red cedar. Ted Amman likes to put colored bottles on the interior and exterior of the cordwood walls of his Maple Sugar Shack. He enjoys the double color they bring to the building.
Brian Bronaugh’s beautiful cordwood shed using the wabi-sabi approach (i.e. reveling in imperfections:0) Cordwood chicken coop with curious chicken (Tasha Hall).
These pictures are from the book Cordwood Shed Plans available at the Cordwood Online Bookstore at www.cordwoodconstruction.org These sheds with ladder pads for cordwood have 9 foot high walls for a larger garage door opening. The added height is so larger equipment can be stored.
The top picture is a garden shed we built for UWSP Treehaven Campus near Tomahawk, Wisconsin (using red pine infill). It holds tools and materials for the 6,000 sq. ft. organic garden on campus. The picture gives an excellent example of the post frame structure that becomes both foundation and framework (the posts are placed below the frost line). Below is the finished product.
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“Richard & Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, facilitated the 2005, 2011 and 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders. Cordwood Construction: Best Practices and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.
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