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Here's How To Order Richard Flatau's Books and Other Materials:

Dear Cordwood Builder:
For those of you who wish to pay vial Paypal or credit card, please use this page to order my books and plans. Please call (715-212-2870), write or email (Flato@aol.com) if you have any questions.

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New for 2012!
Cordwood Construction Best Practices 2012

259 color photos, diagrams and formulas will take the novice or experienced builder from house plans to cordwood home occupancy. Sections include: mortar mixes, R-values, code compliance, types of wood, drying wood, shrinkage tables, foundations, how we became mortgage-free, post & beam framing, formulas for estimating materials, homeowners insurance, Cordwood Conferences 2005 & 2011 summary, Best Practices with cordwood construction, lime putty mortar, cob, paper enhanced mortars, Permachinking walls, building codes, color photo album, making stained glass bottle ends, how-to “mortar-up” a cordwood wall, tuck pointing, FAQ’s, maintenance, weight of a cordwood wall, cost analysis, Cordwood Education Center, White Earth Reservation cordwood home, a condensed version of Cordwood Cabin is included (which is architecturally drawn and state code approved and now serves as a classroom for the local public school) and much, much more...

$25.00

CD version in PDF Format

$20.00

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

$20.00

Cordwood Cabin: Best Practices (June 2009)

This all color book details the building of the Cordwood Education Center in Merrill, Wisconsin. The building was designed to be green, use renewable resources and model best practices with cordwood construction. It also explains how a similar project can be implemented with groups. R & B Flatau
(This book is now included in a condensed form in Cordwood Construction Best Practices.)

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

$10.00

House Plans for Flatau's Chateau 30 x 40 1,624 sq.ft. Home

8 pages of plans include room dimensions, wiring, solar room (adds 400 sq.ft.) deck, Room-in-the-attic trusses, slab, window & post placement, special foundation details. These are detailed house plans on 11” x17” paper, drawn by draftsman Rob Pichelman.

$10.00

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

$10.00

Cordwood Shed Plans (FullColor)

Post & Plate structure, gravel foundation, built for $1.00 a square foot, king-post trusses, ingenious ladder pad foundation. Build this first. 24 pages
This is a great way to learn the cordwood masonry technique and work out any mistakes. By Richard Flatau.

$10.00

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.
$10.00

Cordwood Conference Papers 2011

The latest news in the field of Cordwood Building has arrived in the form of the Continental Cordwood Conference Papers 2011. Twenty three articles on 'everything cordwood' provide insight and direction into best practices, energy efficiency and innovations in the evolving field of cordwood construction. The Papers feature cordwood building in Sweden, Norway, Alaska, Manitoba, Ontario and the US. There are articles on double stackwall, balewall, foam insulation, special effects, engineering perspectives, cast quoins, slipform construction, improved mortar mixes, cordwood on the reservation, school buildings, sheds and chicken coops. Color and black and white photos and diagrams. The print version comes with color and black & white photos.

$20.00
CD version in full color $12.00
ebook version infull color $12.00
All Canadian orders, please add $6.00 per order.
$6.00

Cordwood Building : State of the Art
(by Rob Roy)

This handsome book is a 240 page volume, with contributions from 25 different authors. It contains 8 pages of color pictures and contains a wealth of valuable information about building a cordwood structure. It is a thorough and knowledgeable explanation of this earth friendly technique.

$27.00

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

Describes the timber framing methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws, and common sense building principles to accomplish a post and beam framework; This book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers. 176 pages, 120 B&W photos. by Rob Roy

$25.00

Stackwall Construction: Double Wall
(by Cliff Shockey)

Cliff Shockey has written (and revised in 1997) an excellent book for those building in very cold climates. He details the building of two double stackwall homes in Saskatchewan, Canada. Cliff's house won the Harrowsmith award for Energy Efficient Design. (color photos)

$25.00

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

$20.00

 

Cordwood Conference Papers 2005

27 interesting articles from the Cordwood Conference 2005 in Merrill , WI . 40 color photos, R-value testing from the U of Manitoba, Balewood, Cordwood Dorm Room, Paper Enhanced Mortar, Log Prep & Foam Insulation, Cordwood Siding, Engineer Built Cordwood, Recycling, Cordwood on a basement, Frost Protected Shallow foundations, Bright and Airy & Pattern Language Cordwood, and much, much more. A wonderful volume of facts, photos and inspiration.

$20.00

CD version in PDF Format

$10.00

 

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

$10.00

Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide + CD

The first document ever published that deals specifically with Code Compliance Issues. Included is 2005 R-value testing, Fire Resistance testing, certified Compression tests, REScheck software explained, Building Permit samples & suggestions, A Sample successful Building Permit Application Document, References, website and a CD of a sample building permit document that you can cut, paste and modify to present to your code officials.

$26.00

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.
$20.00
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Cordwood Construction: A Log End View ebook

143 pages, 135 color pictures, diagrams and formulas take the novice or experienced builder from house plans to occupancy. Sections include: mortar mixes, R-values, code compliance, types of wood, drying wood, shrinkage tables, foundations, how we became mortgage-free, post & beam framing, formulas, insurance, Cordwood Conference summary, "Best Practice" photos, lime putty mortar, cob, papercrete, Permachinking walls, building codes, color photo album, stained glass bottle ends, step by step: how-to “mortar-up” a cordwood wall, tuck pointing, using mixers, FAQ’s, maintenance, weight of a cordwood wall, cost analysis, Cordwood Education Center 2009, much more...by Richard Flatau  (The most current book now available is Cordwood Construction Best Practices...see above.)

eBook version -- No shipping
eBooks will be sent via email as a file
attachment shortly after you order.

 

$10.00

All Canadian orders, please add $6.00 per order.
$6.00
All International orders, please add $20.00 per order.
$20.00
Cordwood Workshop Deposit


Cordwood Workshop Deposit. $100 per person.

Call 715-212-2870 for details.