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.

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

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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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