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Title: Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide
Author:
by Richard Flatau & Alan Stankevitz (Rob Roy & Dr. Kris Dick, PEng)
Address: W4837 Schulz Spur Dr. Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715.212.2870
Web Site: Find out more about this book and order information right here on Daycreek.
Email: FLATO@aol.com
Comments: All of the current date on testing on cordwood buildings. R-value testing from the University of Manitoba engineering facility, moisture movement, fire resistance tests, best practices and two "passed" building permits from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Also comes with a CD of the entire book, including the building permits and ResCheck software. Valuable information for building permits and inspectors to see. Dr. Kris Dick of the University of Manitoba was very helpful in conducting and summarizing the test data.

Title: 2011 Continental Cordwood Conference Papers
Author:
Edited by Richard & Becky Flatau, Rob Roy, Alan Stankevitz
Address: W4837 Schulz Spur Dr. Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715.212.2870
Web Site: Find out more about this book and order information right here on Daycreek.
Email: FLATO@aol.com
Comments: 23 new articles on cordwood, new mortar mixes, best practices, homes, outbuildings, cabins.

Title: 2005 Continental Cordwood Conference Papers
Author:
Edited by Richard Flatau, Rob Roy, Alan Stankevitz
Address: W4837 Schulz Spur Dr. Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715.212.2870
Web Site: Find out more about this book and order information right here on Daycreek.
Email: FLATO@aol.com
Comments: 26 articles on new cordwood homes with research based information from the University of Manitoba engineering department.

Title: Cordwood Cabin: Best Practices
Author:
Richard Flatau
Address: W4837 Schulz Spur Dr. Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715.212.2870
Web Site: Find out more about his book and order information right here on Daycreek.
Email: FLATO@aol.com
Comments: This all color book details the building of the Cordwood Education Center in Merrill, Wisconsin. The building was designed to be green, use renewable resources and model best practices with cordwood construction. It also explains how a similar project can be implemented with like-minded groups.

Title: Cordwood Construction - A Log End View 2011
Author:
Richard Flatau
Address: W4837 Schulz Spur Dr. Merrill, WI 54452
Phone: 715.212.2870
Web Site: Find out more about his book and order information right here on Daycreek.
Email: FLATO@aol.com
Comments: 146 pages, 135 color pictures, diagrams and formulas take the novice or experienced builder from house plans to occupancy. Sections include: mortar mixes, R-values, code compliance, types of wood, drying wood, shrinkage tables, foundations, how we became mortgage-free, post & beam framing, formulas, insurance, building codes, color photo album, stained glass bottle ends, step by step: how-to “mortar-up” a cordwood wall, tuck pointing, using mixers, FAQ’s, maintenance, weight of a cordwood wall, cost analysis, Cordwood Education Center 2009, and much more.

Title: Cordwood Building: State of the Art
Author: Rob Roy
Address: 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY 12992
Phone: 518.493.7744
Web Site: www.cordwoodmasonry.com
Comments:
Important papers from the 1994 and 1999 cordwood conferences brought up to date include Bill Tishler's historical piece, A Round House with 16 Sides ; Bottle Designs; Patterned Cordwood; Electric Wiring with Cordwood Masonry; Cement Retarders; What to do about Shrinkage; Cordwood Retrofit on a Mobile Home; three other articles on cordwood and the code, and more.

Title: Complete Book of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding
Author: Rob Roy
Address: 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY 12992
Phone: 518.493.7744
Web Site: www.cordwoodmasonry.com
Comments: This is the first book that got me started and is easy to find. There's also a video from Rob that I would strongly suggest to anyone considering building. I may need a second copy of this book. It gets used a lot!
As of January 2004, this book is unfortunately out of print.

Title: '94 Continental Cordwood Conference Collected Papers
Author: Edited by Rob Roy, Many authors from those that have built cordwood houses.
Address: 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY 12992
Phone: 518.493.7744
Web Site: www.cordwoodmasonry.com
Comments: There's a wealth of information from this conference. I found this book extremely useful in putting together a pamphlet that I used to get my building permit.

Title: '99 Continental Cordwood Conference Collected Papers
Author: Edited by Rob Roy, Many authors from those that have built cordwood houses.
Address: 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY 12992
Phone: 518.493.7744
Web Site: www.cordwoodmasonry.com
Comments: Lots of new information and photographs of cordwood homes from around the world.

Title: The Sauna
Author: Rob Roy
Address: 366 Murtagh Hill Road, West Chazy, NY 12992
Phone: 518.493.7744
Web Site: www.cordwoodmasonry.com
Comments: The Sauna, is really about building cordwood saunas, something a lot of people are interested in now. Makes a wonderful and useful practice project.

Title: Double Wall Stackwall Construction
Author: Cliff Shockey
Address: Box 193, Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada S0L 3J0
Phone: 306.668.2141
Comments: Well, I thought I knew how I was going to build our house until I found this book. Cliff's technique for building a cordwood house involves building two walls with a vapor barrier and fiberglass insulation in between. This is by far, the most energy efficient way to build a cordwood house and if you live up North, you might want to consider his approach. The book is not as detailed as Rob's but he gets his point across.

Title: ABC - About Building Cordwood
Author: Jack Henstridge
Address: RR#1 Oromocto, NB Canada
Phone: 506.488.2477
Comments: Jack's book is one of the present day founders of cordwood house building and he has collected them into this booklet. Although the illustrations are a little hard to see (photo copies), there's a lot of good ideas and photos of cordwood houses.

Title: Stackwall ~ How to Build It (2nd Edition)
Author: Al Lansdown and Kris Dick
Address: Building Alternatives, Inc., P.O. Box 22, Anola, Manitoba, Canada ROE OAO
Web Site: www.buildalt.com
Email: krisd@buildalt.com
Comments: Over 100 pages of excellent information on stackwall (cordwood construction). This book gives a detailed description of how to actually build a stackwall house. Live from Canada, it's a book worth adding to your collection.