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Cordwood Building (PDF)

The State of the Art

by (author) Rob Roy

New Society Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2003
Design & Construction
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2003
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Cordwood masonry is an ancient building technique whereby walls are constructed from "log ends" laid transversely in the wall. It is easy, economical, esthetically striking, energy-efficient, and environmentally-sound.

Cordwood Building collects the wisdom of over 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.

About the author

Photographer and resident of Saint John’s historic downtown, Rob Roy produces photographic footnotes of his immediate environment. From the architecture of Canada’s oldest incorporated city to the coastal scenes of the Bay of Fundy, Rob has portrayed the very essence of this region. As owner of Rob Roy Reproductions, he has several books and compilations in print and continues enthusiastically to photograph the unique qualities of New Brunswick’s maritime life.

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