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September 2017

CORDWOOD MASONRY

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$420.00 - $680.00

Cordwood Masonry - Three Day, 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…

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EARTHWOOD TECHNIQUES

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earthwood Building School, 366 Murtagh Hill Road
West Chazy, 12992 United States
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$150.00 - $250.00

Earthwood Techniques - One Day. Low-cost foundations and earth-sheltering methods used at the Earthwood house are emphasized, accenting surface bonded wall construction and plank-and-beam roofing. The five elements that affect load calculations are discussed. Alternative foundations, drainage and waterproofing, insulation, structural considerations and the masonry stove are all covered. An explanatory tour of the Earthwood house is included, as well as a step-by-step slide presentation documenting the construction of Earthwood from floating slab foundation to earth roof. Textbook: Earth-Sheltered Houses.…

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