Some folks have a way of taking a building style and doing beautiful and amazing things with it. Here is a fine example of the cordwood construction method of building, refined and made beautiful. The covered porch, the curved railings and the green painted side doors blend with the cedar to give the building unmistakeable charm. The nearby sauna is completed with the same attention to detail and the cordwood infill is done with clean mortar joints and attractive patterns. The side porch has an ingenious method of drying kindling for the wood stove. Here comes the sun!It is quite evident that this building has a vertical post and beam framework that is hidden with cordwood stubbie pieces. It is in the middle between each set of windows. These are all the photos I have of this amazing build. My attempts to get more information from the owners has not produced results. All we can do it enjoy the beauty of this work.
Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.
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Readers have requested a brief bio, so here goes:
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 Workshop DVD (2018), Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print 2017) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their Online Cordwood Bookstore. The books are also available as ebooks for a quick and easy download. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
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These are the 30 menu sections from the Cordwood Workshop DVD.