I'm going to be building my shed on the southern exposed side of a hill. I'm using limestone I've gathered from construction sites for my buried north wall and for the forge pit and chimney. The dirt floor will be covered with sand and stone dust topped with flag stone I'll cut to fit.
My first thought was to use cord wood to build side walls. I have two windows and a door picked up from homes that where remodeling and I have a lot of locust tree available for the cord wood construction.
I would like to here from anyone who ahs built with this method before and could give me some advice on the does and don'ts.
- Is locust a good wood to use?
- Is the mortar have any additives to help with flexing or is it better to build it stiff for strength?
- Is there a special binder to lay in the mortar to add strength?
- How best to frame the door and widows?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
I plan to use a tin roof.
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