Cordwood Sheds and Cabins - Rustic Fabulous

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Cordwood Sheds and Cabins 
also known as Stackwall, Stovewood, Firewood or Cordwood Masonry.

On the final page, be sure to watch the great video on how to build a cordwood cabin!

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Short lengths of debarked trees (cordwood) are laid with a mixture of mortar and insulating materials - such as sawdust or spray foam - in between the mortar. The longer the length of the logs, the better the insulation qualities. 12 inches to 18 inches is most common and wood species will also determine insulating value. On average, a 12 inch wide wall will have a 20-25 R value. Cabin by Rob Roy. Image by Pseu

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Hobbit House with living roof by Rena Upitas, Ontario.

Cordwood Shed with a thatched roof.

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Gail and Mark Dupar’s cordwood shed on Decatur Island in Washington’s San Juans. Image: John Granen, Kathleen Brenzel,

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John Meilahn's cabin, Copper Harbor, Michigan.


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