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Cobb is a type of earthen construction composed, like adobe, of sand, clay, fiber (usually straw) and often other organic ingredients. Cobb is made as one contiguous structure, with clumps of cobb mixture being added to previous cobb clumps, hence the other name for cobb - monolithic adobe-. Cob structures are extremely durable, with many very old structures still in use[verification needed]. They also regulate temperature due to their high thermal mass, which is very usefull in climates with high diurnal temperature swings.

Cobb bench[edit | edit source]

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A cob bench is a beautiful and sustainable addition to any garden or outdoor space. Made from natural materials such as clay, sand, and straw, cob benches are not only environmentally friendly but also durable and comfortable. In this page you will find different original projects which explain how to construct one of your own.

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  • Cob fixing - Need to fix up that old cob bench you made in your back yard? Nat Davies made additions to the cob turtle and also fixed up an older cob bench in the community. A fine cob fixer is she as her hands on application and use of basic tools and techniques provide just the right touch to aid any failing cob project.
  • Cob info - Cal Poly Humboldt student web page on Cob.
  • CCAT Cob Bench - Did you ever notice that place in your back yard where you always want to just sit and kick back but didn't want to install a commercially produced park bench? Jessica Rendon led a supported campaign to finish the construction of the cob bench at the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology at Cal Poly Humboldt, California. This cob bench is fully loaded with an urbanite/cinder block foundation, seashell and mirror inlays, inset soil analysis, and more! We do just about everything cob around here. So sit down, kick off your shoes, and stay a while.
  • Straw Bale wall is Plastered - Appropriate technology students apply a natural plaster to a straw bale wall, for a smoother look. Recipes and tricks to finishing this wall include everything from burlap sacks to milk curds in the natural red paint.
  • Wikipedia:Cob (building)
  • Cob building forums on
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Keywords earthen construction, alternative building
SDG SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Chris Watkins, Lonny Grafman, ATSysop
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Translations Korean, Spanish, Japanese
Related 3 subpages, 26 pages link here
Aliases Cob, Cobb construction, Cobb constructions
Impact 1,754 page views
Created April 11, 2006 by ATSysop
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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