Here are just a few of the great variety of special effects that people have incorporated into their cordwood masonry. Go to our Book and Media page for a description of our CD on the subject with over 60 captioned images. How to make bottle-ends and special designs is included on the CD. Click on any of these images for a larger view.
We'll start with stuff at Earthwood ...
Garage panel designs: Sunrise, flower
Easter Island panel
Moai detail (made from
Chilean pisco bottles)
Diamond design at Stoneview,
using 4" by 4" timber samples
Log End Toilet (Humanure)
Cats from wine bottles
Dragonfly at Mess Hall
Rob's self portrait
Some new ones at our Mushwood cottage ...
Chateaugay Lakes Outlet map, fish, East log
Mushroom detail in hollow log
"Down Under" panel: reds and blues
Clock face showing "no time"
Crystal skull detail. There's an LED light inside.
Signature log-end: Students and helpers
Big Dipper pointing to the North Star
Interior of Stephen and Robin Larsen's meditation room, New Paltz, NY
Kim and Mike's "mermaid panel" at their bath house near Del Norte, CO, by day and night
And other creations from around the United States ...
Ted's blue bottle panel ...and Sara's body cast, Washougal, WA. Their story is in Mortgage Free!
Sauna detail: cooling blue
Kim Cellura's Peace of Art Cafe in Del Norte, CO. Note trees growing out of the wall.
Hogan story wall, Dine culture, Arizona
* Bob and Sheryl Gormley's spinning wheel at their Starwood store in Backus, Minnesota. The "log-ends" are thin slices. No mortar! the pieces are just glued to the side of a piece of plywood, painted gray!
See note (*) below
Beautiful window ... and a very happy face. Fine work by George & Paulette in MI
A couple of out-takes: Stoneview on left. Bruce Kilgore's cabin on right.