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Stone & Cob Floor in the Farm Studio-barn

Crinum Flower in Stone.

Crinum Flower in Stone.

Why make a stone using cob mixture as mortar? Part of our “barn/studio” walls are made from cob.   We liked the process of mixing.  We have fine, sticky red clay, lots of it, so we didn’t have to buy mortar mix.   We wanted a natural, low cost floor.   So instead of mortar or wood, we just scraped off to a serious hardpan, mixed up cob and our friend Jefferson Hubble laid stones in a cob mixture (sifted clay, sand, hay and a little lime).  As it dries, we know the natural mortar will crack.   Then, we’ll come back with a fine clay, adobe like paint and fill in the cracks and possibly saturate it all with linseed oil.

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Max on guard.

Drying Time

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Max on guard.

 

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