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    DescriptionCordwood masonry is an ancient building technique whereby walls are constructed from "log ends" laid transversely in the wall. It is easy, economical, aesthetically striking, energy-efficient, and environmentally sound. Cordwood Building collects the wisdom of more than 25 of the world's best practitioners, detailing the long history of the method, and demonstrating how to build a cordwood home using the latest and most up-to-date techniques, with a special focus on building code issues. Author/editor Rob Roy has been building, researching, and teaching about cordwood masonry for 25 years and, with his wife, started Earthwood Building School in 1981. He has written 10 books on alternative building, presented four videos-including two about cordwood masonry-and has taught cordwood masonry all over the world.

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    Cordwood Building
    The State of the Art
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Rob Roy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 585 g
    ISBN 13: 9780865714755
    ISBN 10: 0865714754

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: TNK, WKD
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    BISAC V2.8: HOM000000
    Libri: I-TE
    LC classification: TA
    DC22: 690.837
    BISAC V2.8: HOM012000
    Abridged Dewey: 693
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WKD, TNK
    Edition statement
    Parental Adviso.
    Illustrations note
    90 Color and B&W illustrations
    New Society Publishers
    Imprint name
    New Society Publishers
    Publication date
    30 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Gabriola Island
    Author Information
    Rob Roy is a former contractor with twelve previous books to his credit, including Cordwood Building and Timber Framing for the Rest of Us. An expert on underground building, he founded the Earthwood Building School in 1981 with his wife, Jaki, and is frequently a speaker at events throughout North America. Rob Roy is a former contractor with eleven previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of his own buildings, as well as in the numerous building courses he teaches at Earthwood Building School which he started in 1981. He is most recently the author of Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, 2003)
    Table of contents
    Cordwood Masonry: A Vernacular Architectural Tradition; My 25-Year Love Affair with Cordwood Masonry; Cordwood Masonry; Stackwall Construction: The Double Wall Technique; Cliff Shockey; The Lomax Corner; A Round Cordwood House with 16 Sides; Octagons, Hexagons, and Other Shapes; Bottle Designs in a Cordwood Wall; Patterned Cordwood Masonry; Electrical Wiring in Cordwood Masonry Buildings; Using Cement Retarder with Cordwood Masonry; When It Shrinks, Stuff It!; A Mobile Home Converted to Cordwood; A Shop Teachers Approach; Paper-Enhanced Mortar; Stonewood: A Love Story; Woodland Treat; Cordwood on the Gulf Coast; A Cordwood and Cob Roundhouse in Wales; More Cordwood and Cob; Cordwood in Chile; One Old and One New in Sweden; Creating with Stone, Wood, and Light; The Community Round House at Pompanuck; A New Home on an Old Foundation; The Mortgage-free Cordwood Home; Cordwood and the Building Inspector; Cordwood and the Code; Cordwood and the Code: A Case Study; Cordwood Code Issues: Strength and Insulation; Glossary of Terms; Index.