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The term "stovewood" was frequently used in the 1800's and early 1900's to describe barns and homes made from cordwood and mortar. has been diligently investigating the history of stovewood and a collection of articles, photographs and web links are slowly coming together. If you would like to be updated when new information is presented, simply click here to join our mailing list.

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Edgewater Beach Cottages
The National Register of Historic Places has listed a stovewood cottage built in 1937. Here's the complete profile on this relic of stovewood past. (Reprinted with permission from the Minnesota Historical Society.)
Stovewood Barns
The January/February 1990 issue of Michigan History magazine ran an article written by Robert Stratton on the history of stovewood barns in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Here's the complete article, reprinted with the magazine's permission.
Kruza House
Perpetuating the Stovewood Tradition: The Kruza House Restoration. Here's the whole story about the Kruza House, built in 1884 and moved twice! So how do you move a stovewood house? Find out right here.
Log End Homes
Log End Homes may not be as old as "Stovewood", but it does present historical value. Here's a brochure from the 1970's from what might be the first ever cordwood construction business.