Fully revised 2nd Edition (October 2016)
Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact materials. This fully revised edition of the most widely read book on cordwood construction presents the latest innovations and from four decades of cordwood building and research.
New chapters cover the full depth and breadth of cordwood construction, including load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, integrating electrical wiring, innovations on corner designs, new mortar options such as lime putty and cob, insulation options, and bottle-end designs. There is detailed treatment of code compliance, efficient house shapes, and design considerations.
Richly illustrated and augmented with fresh case studies ranging from Hawaii and the Adirondacks to Tasmania and Michigan, Cordwood Building remains the most comprehensive book available on cordwood masonry construction methods. 264 pages plus 8-page color section.