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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 richardflatau@gmail.com if you have any questions.

You can also order via a check, by clicking here.

Please Note: ebooks and print books need to be ordered separately.   You can order as many ebooks as you'd like in one order and as many print books in another, but they cannot be mixed.

Thank you for your order!.

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Cordwood Construction Best Practices DVD

Cordwood Construction DVD
(2016)

It's like taking a workshop in your own home. Recorded at hands-on workshops, it offers the owner/builder a thorough workshop experience.  This one hour+ video can be played "all at once" or you can zero in on one of the 30 menu items:  wood selection, how much wood do I need, drying times, R-values, mortar mixes, the Snowball Test, hand & machine mixing, building a wall, the M-I-M stick, tuck pointing, exploding logs, best practices, electrical, plumbing, foundations, framing, special effects, bottle bricks, drone views and so much more.   






$25.00

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Cordwood Construction Best Practices
Revised & Updated 2015

Based on 40 years of cordwood building experience. This book will take the owner/builder from site selection to home occupancy. The fourteen BEST PRACTICES are meticulously defined. Comprehensive sections include: mortar mixes, R-values, code compliance, types of wood, drying wood, foundations, become mortgage-free, post & beam framing, estimating materials, homeowners insurance, Cordwood Conference wisdom, building codes, 259 color photos, bottle bricks, tuck pointing, FAQ's, maintenance, weight of a cordwood wall, cost analysis, the book, Cordwood Cabin (which details the building of a 900 sq. ft. code-approved school classroom) is included & much more. by Richard Flatau

$25.00

eBook version -- No shipping
ebook available for download immediately

$20.00

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Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 (Print Edition)

The Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 detail the latest buildings and innovations from the cordwood world. It is chock full of new ideas and beautifully built 'best practice' structures. Articles from cordwood authors (and their books), in Sweden, South Korea, Guatemala, Quebec and the USA are filled with inspiring color photos and in-depth documentation. Written by authors the world over, it is certainly a good choice for your bookshelf and it makes a fine gift.

$20.00

eBook version -- No shipping
ebook available for download immediately

$15.00

Cordwood Cabin ebook ONLY

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
ebook available for download immediately

$10.00

Cordwood House Plans 30' x 40'

Plans include: room dimensions, wiring, solar room (adds 400 sq. ft.) deck, room-in-the-attic trusses,  FPSF foundation, window & post placement, special foundation details. Extra sample plans included.  These are detailed house plans on 11” x17” paper and drawn by experienced, cordwood dwelling draftsman Rob Pichelman.

$10.00

eBook version -- No shipping
ebook available for download immediately

$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 only-- No shipping
ebook available for download immediately
$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
ebook version -- no shipping
ebook available for download immediately
$12.00
All Canadian orders, please add $6.00 per order.
$6.00

Cordwood Building Revised
(by Rob Roy)

Cordwood Building has been revised and updated to include eight new case studies. The revised edition offers many tried and true cordwood options. The new case studies are taken from the very popular Cordwood Conference Papers 2015. It is a thorough and knowledgeable explanation of this earth friendly technique. by Rob Roy

$30.00

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 Method
(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
ebook available for download immediately

$20.00

 

Cordwood Conference Papers 2005 - eBook version only

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.

eBook version -- No shipping
ebook available for download immediately

$12.00

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
ebook available for download immediately
$20.00
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.