Cob Building, Summer 2015

Getting there…

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Corbell Cobs

To make the arch over the windows and doors, we need to use super strong fiber straps made of sticky clay and straw. The arches distribute the weight of the wall evenly over the openings.

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Corbells
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Grab a handful o' straw, all facing the same direction.
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Spread it out in one thin layer.
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I scooped out clay directly from the slaking bin.
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Spread it all out over the straw.
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Rollout up and squash and squish and squish it.
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Slather the outside of it liberally with gooey clay.
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And, Taadaa! Super strong corbell cob for arches and shelves!

Walls, walls, walls

Hello Again! Summer is flying by with social engagements and mini-travels. And the cobbing continues, sporadically, but surely.

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Now that the interior furniture is in place, it’s all about walls. This “corner” is above the bed. Plenty of nooks and crannies for shrinic and shiny things.

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The closet will have a door in the back of it, like a magic wardrobe. Lamp post needed!

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Little odd shaped windows give light to storage spaces and provide peeky-holes to the approaching path.

Enjoy summer!