May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm$440.00 - $700.00
Three Day Cordwood. Morning sessions include cordwood theory, slide presentations, explanatory tours, and discussion of the three styles of cordwood construction: built-up corners (stackwall), round houses, and cordwood as infilling within a post-and-beam framework. The kinds of wood and how long to dry them is covered, as well as various alternative mortar mixes. Installing doors and windows is detailed, as is cordwood masonry “special effects.” At Earthwood, students examine several different kinds of cordwood masonry buildings. Afternoons are reserved for practical, hands-on work sessions at Ravenwood, 17 miles away, where a tour of the beautiful Ravenwood home is included. The project is cordwood infilling within a timber frame, a sauna and shelter for an earth oven. This workshop gives the student a strong introduction to this ancient building technique. Textbook: Essential Cordwood Construction. This is a brand new textbook, to be published December 1st, 2017. Prices above are for Single and Couple registrations. One textbook is given per couple.
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