Cordwood & Cordwood Flooring in Prague

I really like this for a floor. Something to consider!

Cordwood Construction ™

Miroslav Bentley Kubala sent some photos of his beautiful cordwood garage/storage studio in Prague (Czech Republic).   Miro is an artist and a fancier of things automotive/motorcyle and sound related.  Miroslav Bentley Kubala Prague3.jpg from Pintrest site floor manufacture 3

Miroslav Bentley Kubala near Prague20

In his cordwood garage/storage area he decided to lay a cordwood floor. Miroslav Bentley Kubala Prague3.jpg from Pintrest site floor manufacture

He intermixed the cordwood with brick and stone.  Miroslav Bentley Kubala near Prague12

Here are instructions from Miro:

  • Clean the floor.
  • Cut slices of wood (hardwood or a rot resistant softwood) 3/4″ to 1 inch.
  • Seal the top of the slices so they don’t get stained by the grout.
  • Glue the slices to the floor
  • Fill the gaps with grout (Miro used a mortar/bentonite/acryl solution
  • Seal the floor

The juxtaposition of stone, brick and cordwood is very compelling. Miroslav Bentley Kubala Prague3.jpg from Pintrest  carport

Miro built a rugged post and beam framework and then infilled with cordwood. Miroslav Bentley Kubala Cordwood carport near Prague gable ends with Jack Daniels bottles - Copy

On his gable end he placed 62 Jack Daniels Whiskey bottles.

Miroslav Bentley Kubala near Prague6

On the inside he has stone, brick, block, cordwood…

View original post 130 more words

Christmas Chocolates

Christmas TreeI don’t think anyone is reading this blog, but if you are, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!!

I received a really cool gift that I really want to try…I got some chocolate from Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, NC. 

Videri Chocolates

Videri Chocolates

Videri Chocolates

Videri Chocolates

The chocolates are really neat! It looks like they have some kind of light, shiny paint on them.

Videri Chocolates

Videri Chocolates

Cool, huh?

Videri Chocolates

Videri Chocolates

On one hand, I can’t wait to try them…on the other hand, I want to admire them for a bit longer before I dig in!

At Videri Chocolate Factory, they make the entire thing – “bean to bar.” Sounds fantastic. I’ll update once I try them 🙂