Dead Men in our Walls

Our door was made from recycled wood by the cool people at Salem’s Bargain Barn. We went with the pre-framed model for the main entrance. Soon, you will see the makings of our back door, which will be a little round hobbit door! But I digress.

I’ve mentioned the concept of “deadmen” in previous posts. Deadmen are essentially anchors to keep doors and windows in place.


Notice the bracing on the door. It’s easy to shift things catterwonky while squishing cob around, so the bracing is necessary.


The nails sticking out provide even more hold inside the clay walls. I do have a few scrapes on my hands from forgetting about them when covering with cob. Ouch.


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