• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Anne Miller
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin

chipslip - sawdust vs hemp hurds

 
Posts: 36
Location: northern VT
purity books solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For walls on a small building I had originally thought to use hempcrete, but having a lumberyard nearby, sawdust and wood shavings would be easy to obtain, so I'm wondering whether to put the effort into finding a hurd supplier.  

Does anyone have opinion or experience or advice re  wood vs hemp?

I've got books on hempcrete but haven't found as much on wood slip, so pointers to web or print resources would also be most welcome.

I'm attaching photos of the wood products available to me.  
20180620_151547.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20180620_151547.jpg]
20180620_151428.jpg
[Thumbnail for 20180620_151428.jpg]
 
Posts: 493
Location: Abkhazia · Cfa (humid subtropical)
57
cat forest garden trees solar wood heat woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The only advice I have, is to experiment with it.

I had some success with sawdust and clay, which when mixed, dried and fired creates a porous material. However, it was not strong.
From the pictures, the pieces appear to be quite large to me. But that is just my guess and could be completely wrong.
 
And when my army is complete, I will rule the world! But, for now, I'm going to be happy with this tiny ad:
Solar Station Construction Plans - now FREE for a while
https://permies.com/forums/freebie/list/44#freebies
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!