Pat Friend's Real
Adobe Brick Kits
Building with Adobe
Adventures of Alice
Sun dried Adobe Bricks
Real Adobe Mortar
18" square 3/4" Plywood
1. On plywood base, layout 1st row (layer) of Adobe Bricks with mortar, Starting at the door using a 1/4 brick.
2. Mortar bricks in a staggered fashion.
3. Continue to lay and mortar four rows of bricks. Leave opening for windows. use 1/4 and 1/2 bricks to stagger mortar joints.
Note illustration: Wooden Lintels are used at the tops of both windows and doors.
4. Place twigs for roof. Cover with grass or palms.
Basic Adobe Brick Construction
Adobe Brick House
• Full Sun dried Adobe bricks approx. 100
• 1/2 Adobe bricks approx. 20
• 1/4 Adobe b ricks approx. 20
• Real Adobe Mortar
• Small twigs for roof beams
• Grass or palm fronds for roof thatch
• Wood or stone lintels for door and window
• 18” Square of 3/4” thick plywood for construction base
Adobe bricks may be cut for 1/2 and 1/4 bricks;
When wet: use a thin blade or wire.
When dry: Put a thin metal blade on the spot where you want to cut. Hit blade sharply to split adobe brick.
any errors can be re-wet and formed back together again or use a mortar.
Make a very wet Adobe mud that can be applied to plywood base with a paint brush.
Adobe Brick Construction Floor Plan
• Draw Floor plan on plywood base
• next course of Adobe Brick Construction use 1/2 Adobe Bricks at door
• Use wood glue to adhere 1st course of Adobe Brick to base board.
• Use Real Adobe Mortar Mud to sides and tops of Adobe Bricks
• Adobe bricks in each course so that mortar joints are in middle of brick
below. Use 1/2 & 1/4 Bricks
May be constructed separately on flat surface. Adhere to Adobe House For Chapel Effect.
* May build walls up with window & door for Single Pitch Roof House
Staggered Course Running Bond
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