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cordwood

[′kȯrd‚wu̇d]
(materials)
Wood stacked and sold in cords.

cordwood

A practical, resource-efficient, renewable material that is usually obtained from timber and trees unsuitable for building purposes. Deadfall and standing dead timber are preferred, because they are partially seasoned and contain minimal rot. See also: Biomaterials
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Considering only a cordwood alternative, much like the whole logs that made up a small part of the Wisconsin pellet furnish, resulted in a 74 percent reduction in emissions displacing NG and a C:C displacement ratio of 0.49 (Alt 10, Figs.
"Without it, the cordwood will absorb moisture from the mortar, and it will dry out too fast to cure properly."
We built post and beam construction, with various infills, including cordwood. We mixed perlite in with the mortar, and infilled between inside and outside mortar "beads" with perlite as we stacked, because it doesn't burn (our cord walls are on both sides of the wood stove).
In winter 2007, the Friends of the Merrill School Forest (an organization in Madison, Wis., that supports the school district's forest) along with the Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of the Capital Times in Madison, Wis., decided to use cordwood construction to build an education center on the school's 764-acre woodland site in Merrill, Wis.
During the same time, the circular saw was also adapted to the task of cutting cordwood.
The opportunity to use these trees in cordwood construction, along with post and beam, means a huge savings to us.
Early American cordwood cutters discovered that firewood was easier to sell if pieces were short enough to fit into stoves, so the 4-foot lengths were often halved for a price, but the cord remained a 4-by-4-by-8-foot stack.
It became a charnel house where dying and dead bodies by the hundreds were stacked up like cordwood along the corridors, in storage closets, wherever.
This group asked us to be the consultants, cordwood masonry instructors, and coordinators of the project.
We then took more than 40 logs from our property for cordwood construction and framework.