Allan Laal wrote:sadly I do not know any free resources about this topic, but check out Ben Laws book and DVD "Roundwood timber framing"
Kate Nudd wrote:David,Hi
All the best with your building.
At www.livinginthefuture.org in episode 29 about 3.5 minutes into it is a well-pictured example of some roundwood joinery.
Wyomiles McCoy wrote:David, how about a hogan. Then you do not need joinery. Well maybe some log cabin type cuts.
Mike Dayton wrote:When the Amish raise a Barn...
Kate Nudd wrote:Hope your log gathering and timber framing is going well.
Will you use the traditional cordwood mortar or cob? What are your design ideas?
Chris Kott wrote:I was just wondering how much land you're on, and where. Also, I was wondering if you are at all affected by conservation in your area. Are you allowed to cut pine? I know there are some places in Ontario where you cannot, for conservation reasons. I hear the fines are extravagant.
Also, keep in mind the rot and fungus resistance of cedar, and anything else that does poorly in hugelkultur because it won't rot; I don't know cordwood building at all, but unless there are specific reasons why cedar is unsuitable, I would strongly consider it.
Do you have a glut of these trees? I hope that you are taking trees out with a mind to what you are going to put in the sunny spots left in their absence.
daniel mielke wrote:The woods they highly recommend are soft woods like aspen, cottonwood, white or red cedars, norway pine, tamarack...
Richard Cobbs wrote:Hi, You mentioned locally milled wood. Why not build a log frame covered with board and battens. I have built several structures with B&B and like the looks, speed of construction, and durability (get foundation high enough so bottom of boards don't get wet). I get boards (1x8 and 1x10) planed one side (install rough side out) and battens approximately 1 1/2" by 1/2'.
I am starting to build in Nicaragua and looking at different techniques. One thing that I am trying to get is dog toothed timber washers. They are code approved in the UK, but no supplier will sell and send them to me in Nicaragua. Are they available in Ontario?