Floors – every home has at least one!

Every home ever built shares two things in common, a roof and a floor. Even a cave dwelling has both. We don’t spend much time thinking about our roofs but we spend a lot of hours every day interacting with our floors. Whether we’re sitting, standing or walking, the floor is there. Given it’s ever-present […]

One Building Technique With Many Names

Have you ever heard of cordwood masonry, cordwood construction, stackwall, log-end, stovewood or stackwood? It is a wall building technique commonly used to build homes, barns, saunas — just about any structure that uses walls above grade.  Created by laying whole or split debarked wood, width-wise in a bed of mortar, the widths of the […]