Posted by JWmHarmon on April 29, 2003 at 12:43:49:
In Reply to: Stack-wall building posted by Monique Begin on April 25, 2003 at 14:02:39:
I suggest you do a google search using the term stackwall homes.
Below is a link to one such site.
In this method of building one stacks cord wood (wood cut to between 8 inches and 24 inches long (about 20 cm to 60 cm). These building blocks (or cylinders) are then stacked in a bed of mortar. Expansion and contraction from moisture are issues that must be considered in the design of such a home. Follow up caulking is almost a certainty since the effect of heating the dwelling tends to dry out and therefore shrink the size of the cord wood.
This type of construction would allow for the use of short pieces of "fire wood" that would otherwise not be suitable for a traditional log home construction.
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