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Weight of cordwood walls

 
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Looking for estimates of the weight of a cordwood wall.  Specifically, dry cedar logs, 30", stacked relatively tightly, 8' high and 8' wide section.  The average dia. of the cedar logs is about 10".
 
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Dry cedar boards are approximately 23lbs per cubic foot. I would guess yours will be less dry than kiln dried so say 25lbs. Thats 1600lbs for an tight 8x8 wall at a foot thick just to make the math easier and assuming the cordwood material (cement or cob) used between your logs is about the same weight. I would guess maybe a bit heavier, maybe anywhere from 1600-2000lbs.
 
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