Read my two papers on The Original Lincoln Block 6-Inch Block.

Lincoln Block is a sustainable building system that transfers shear(pdf) from sill-plate to roofline, seamlessly replacing conventional construction to give you the strongest and most energy efficient walls available for the price.

We up-cycle timber by removing structurally weak knots and utilizing precision milling in a low carbon re-manufacturing process. Designed to meet R-21 insulation standards while having twice the interior facing thermal mass of platform framing which can dramatically reduce your heating costs. Lincoln Block is bringing back the craftsman and putting the power in your hands. Although our polyurethane foam insulation is petrochemical derived, our walls are built to last generations, reducing the long-term waste generated by the housing sector. So with the dream of designing your own home and living in a stunning, energy efficient, wood-block house within your grasp, isn’t it about time to Start Thinkin’ Lincoln?

“Red Cedar is an antimicrobial type material with oils that diffuse from its wood”
-John Venturo, Inventor of Lincoln Block

Every crisis is an opportunity in disguise. In the Puget Sound and the country at large we face an unprecedented housing shortage. Unfortunately modern platform-frame houses take too long to build and are not built to last. On the other hand, the global COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the safety of indoor air while the ensuing recession threatens to put millions out of work.

Now we’re presenting a building system that anyone can learn to build with, that can use naturally antimicrobial materials, and can be built in a fraction of the time.

Meet Lincoln Block: the original wood-block building system. Invented by a carpenter and son of a stone-mason, Lincoln Block stacks like brick but has the gorgeous look and feel of a log cabin.

But what’s this about “naturally antimicrobial“? In line with Crystal’s last post, the beauty of our patented system is that it can be manufactured using virtual any softwood, including Red Cedar whose stems contain a trienolone called beta-thujaplicin or hinokitiol, shown in modern times to be an antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and even an antiviral! So while cedar is typically more expensive, the costs of using it are more than offset by the savings of using our streamlined wood-block building system.

Build your next project with Lincoln Block: the Fastest, Strongest, Most Energy Efficient, and perhaps Healthiest Wood-Block building system available for the price.


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