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[Cob] Cob/cordwood hybrid--plaster question...Rodger Chenoweth rodger at nelsonbuddha.com
Fri Jan 6 04:40:57 PST 2006
Brina, I've been contemplating this for a while... and I love the idea. I can't see why not. The clay will protect the log ends, as well as allow them to breath. In effect, it should make a more seamless, longer lasting product where ants, rain, mould etc will have a harder time taking hold. Specifically I was thinking of it mostly in cold wet climates (eg Nova Scotia, Maine), where the wall is more likely to get snow and driving rain on it... and the log ends if not covered might be wet on and off for a long time. It's easier to repair a section of plaster than a 2 foot log:) Let me know how it goes ok? Cheers Rodger On 6-Jan-06, at 12:34 AM, yew wrote: > The husband and I are still hashing out our plans to build a tiny > cob cottage on our 20 acres. More and more I'm liking the idea of > a hybrid building, mostly because of the speed of construction and > the availability of free roundwood on our property. Trouble is, > the husband *hates* the way cordwood masonry (and "cobwood") looks. > > So I'm wondering, is there any reason we couldn't just recess the > logs slightly and plaster right over them? We certainly had no > trouble making cob/plaster stick to wood on our cob bench, so I > don't imagine it would be much of an issue. Am I missing > anything? Is there any reason why it might not work? > > Brina > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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