Making of a Cob Bench



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This project would not have been possible without the help of so many kind people.  First I would like to thank all the people at CCAT that helped out with with this project especially CCAT Co-directors Glenn Howe, Noelle Melchizedek,
and former co-director, Jeff Adams for their input and expertise.  Their advice and assistance were indispensable.  Also, I would like to thank my friend Brandt for all the days he came out to help me make and apply the cob and for the use of his truck at Granite Construction.  Thank you to all of ENGR 305 students (some of whom are in the picture above) who helped out on the cob lab day and, of course, thanks to our enthusiastic instructor Lonny Graffman for his advice and encouragement.  My group mates, Natalie Davies and Alexandra Monty, were also helpful and always ready to answer my questions.  I hope that their projects were fulfilling and come out great as well.  All the great volunteers that came out and lent their time and effort were also very much appreciated.  I'm also grateful to Marty Reed who cut the plexi-glass for the window in the bench, to Arcata Recycling for donating some of the glass, and to the Oceanography department for donating the seashells and fossils.  Finally, thank you to anyone else who has been involved and invested time and energy into this project.  Thank you so very much. 






    Smith, Michael.  The Cobber's Companion. Oregon:

Cob Cottage Company, 1997.

This book is available at the CCAT library.


    This site gives a brief summary of what cob is, and 

answers FAQ about building with cob.

Summary of lime plasters.

Another helpful summary of lime plasters.