Event Details

Event Phone: 608-687-3332

2017 July 29

We are collaborating once again with cordwood experts Richard and Becky Flatau for a ONE DAY hands-on learning experience for just $85/person (includes lunch)! This is a rare opportunity and limited to just 12 participants! If you have always wanted to learn something about cordwood construction and to try your hand at cordwood masonry with guided instruction, this is the workshop for you! In just one day you will learn the basics of wood / log selection, materials and equipment needed for an effective cordwood construction experience, mortar mixing, setting logs and mortar into a wall, tuck-pointing, maintenance information, and general tips and techniques that demonstrate best practices! Plus you will get hours of hands-on practice!! Come learn the best way to build with cordwood by getting your hands on a working project!  We will be working on the final cordwood wall in the post and beam framework over the Dragon’s Keep at Kinstone. There are random white cedar cordwood log ends and many brilliant cut-glass, clear bottle-ends to be embedded into this wall to create a night sky effect … students will forever become part of this creative and functional Kinstone building! We hope to finish this wall and building by the end of this event. Exciting!

Students will be participating in hands-on sessions only (there will be no classroom instruction for this one-day event). You will get expert instructor demonstrations and individually supervised hands-on practice. Students will be able to see the cordwood “Dragon’s Keep”, the thatched, cordwood Kinstone Chapel and our cordwood sauna over the lunch break. Plus, the entire megalithic Kinstone campus is available for wandering before or after the workshop as time allows.

Registered students who attend the course will receive lunch around mid-day (at no additional cost). Note that there is limited availability for students to camp onsite for free the night before the course (and/or the night of the course – for convenience); spaces are reserved on a first-come basis. Anyone wishing to camp at Kinstone must make arrangements with Kristine via email or phone (see the Contact us link) in advance and only after having completed registration.

Questions?  Call us directly! Richard Flatau at 715-212-2870 or Kristine Beck at 608-687-3332.

Instructor: Richard & Becky Flatau

Date: July 29 (Saturday)

Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm

Course Length: 1 day  (ONE DAY ONLY!)

Course Fee:  $85  (what a steal!!)  Note: There is no deposit required; students must pay the full amount to have a space in the workshop.

Note: If the course is cancelled by Kinstone for any reason, all registered students will receive a full refund of any tuition paid. In all other cases, cancellations are handled as described in our Cancellation Policy.

Max Participants: 12  (Registration is open until the course is full or until July 20, whichever occurs first. If the course is full when you try to register, please Contact Us to inquire if there have been any cancellations.)

Welcome to the Chapel!
Kinstone Chapel
Chapel Interior
Dragon’s Keep
In Progress…
Sauna Interior

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Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • 1-Day Cordwood Workshop July 29, 2017
    July 29, 2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location


S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, Wisconsin, 54629, United States