Three Day Cordwood Masonry workshop. 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 building “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 a garage with cordwood infilling within a timber frame. This workshop gives the student a strong introduction to this ancient building technique. Textbook: Essential Cordwood Building, published December 2017. One textbook is given per couple. (A “couple” is defined as two people on the same registration.) Like all of our workshops, sessions are punctuated by Jaki’s excellent coffee and tea breaks!
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