Understanding Cob - Great Pictures And How To
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First course of cob drying on foundation.
A two foot high course might take one to three weeks to dry, you want your courses to dry a bit before new weight is applied to prevent the walls from buckling or slumping under their own weight. Leave the top rough so the next course adheres well.www.pbase.com
Second course or lift laid. Best to trim excess cob then to have to add cob to a wall. Best to have a tall foundation if you are in flood prone areas or going to backfill around the foundation. Home by Kevin McCabe, cob builder. East Devon,buildsomethingbeautiful.co.uk
Trimming sides of second lift. Check with a level and trim with a spade, saw or machete. Best to have a tall foundation if you are in flood prone areas or going to backfill around the foundation. Home by Kevin McCabe, cob builder, courses also. East Devon, buildsomethingbeautiful.co.uk
Cob wall construction- shaving/planing the wall with a saw. Keeping the walls plumb is a daily necessity. Image taken during the construction of Colin Hamilton's workshop on Pender Island, British Columbia. thujawoodart.com
Mike and Andrea Reinhardt's cob home under construction in Missouri. Clay is from the property. Local Amish framed and put up the roof. In rainy environments it is a good idea to put up a roof while constructing the walls. Total cost about $15,000. digitalburg.com