Doug Barnes

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Hi Jay,

I just started to get in some of the books from the list you have, so I have a lot of reading ahead of me. I am looking to do some preliminary drawings soon. I was just trying to see how much of the resources I have available to me on my property that I could use to build the house. I am not looking to build a round house, something more along the size of 20x30, but I am still waiting on some books to further flesh out the framing. As for the thickness of the wall, I was planning on something thicker than 300mm. I would defiantly be planning to cob the outside of the house. I also have a lot of different types of trees available to me, so Spruce doesn't have to be what I use. I have an 8 acre wooded lot in central Maine. A couple of the books I bought have great sections on wood characteristics, so again, lots of reading ahead of me. Thanks for all your help, Jay!

Doug
5 years ago

Hi Jay,

People have different definitions of what "dry" wood is, haha. This tends to get a bit confusing. I am looking to build a small home, so that I can live on my property while I build a slightly bigger home. I have a lot of Spruce that I can use for the cobwood walls. If I use them before the 6-12 month( maybe longer?) recommended drying period, am I facing any other issues other than having to reapplying cobb? Especially since I am only looking to have this be a primary residence for under 5 years.

Thanks,
Doug
5 years ago
I plan on building a timber frame and using cobwood for the walls. Is the only problem of using green wood for the cobwood walls, that I will have to go back and fill in the cracks?
5 years ago
Great! Thanks, Miles.
5 years ago
Hi Jay,

I can't thank you enough for your help. You have so many great informative posts! The link to your book list brought me to my wish list, but I was able to find it by searching Jay White Cloud. Not sure why I didn't think to drop the C the night before, but if anyone else would like to see it, that is all they have to do. There are lots of great books there!

Thanks,
Doug
5 years ago


Hi Jay,

I have gone back a read a bunch of your other posts and was able to come up with maybe a better idea for the use of my trees. Would any of the books you have in your list help to build something like this?

Thanks,
Doug
5 years ago
Hi Jay,

Thank you so much for your help! How do I find your amazon book list? Which of the timber framing books would you recommend that I start with?

Thanks again!
Doug
5 years ago


Hi Jay,

I have been doing google search after google search and only really get little bits and pieces. I will post a few of the questions that I have, thanks for your help. I live in Central Maine so I have a lot of Beech, Birch, Ash, Pine, etc....

1. What would be the best wood to use?

2. How green can I use them?

3. What would be the smallest diameter I could use to make a (standard?) truss? I am familiar with what the different truss styles look like. I am just not sure if there is a standard, or one better suited for building with roundwood.

4. What would be the best way to connect them? The type of joint, metal connectors?

I have about 8 acres that is all wooded, and could use some thinning. Which is why I was hoping to be able to find a way to use them, instead of having to buy pre-made trusses.
5 years ago
I have been trying to find a step by step guide to building roundwood trusses and have not found much. Does anyone know where I might be able to find one?
5 years ago