These classes have been cancelled until 2022.
Focused on traditional, pre-1940’s methods, students leave the Building with Logs Course with a strong foundation upon which to further develop their log building skills. Students learn fundamental terminology and concepts of natural log construction, gaining knowledge and skills to design and assemble basic log structures.
Practice safe work habits
Use appropriate tools and techniques to achieve tight joinery
Care for and maintain edge tools
Design a simple log structure
Layout logs for various uses
Accomplish a variety of notch types
Create and assemble a variety of log building styles
Topics covered in the log building course:
Full scribe long grooves
Log joinery for various occasions
Floor & Foundation Styles & Systems
Wall & Roof Assembly
Vertical & Horizontal Log Assembly
Chinking & Daubing
Instructor: David Rogers
In 1972, David started his relationship with the Forest in Northern California, setting chokers for the logging industry.
In 1983, he attended the B. Allan Mackie School of Log Building and Environmental center and soon thereafter, began working for Log home building companies.
In the early 1990s, a US Forest Service Team hired him as an instructor to teach traditional log building methods for the purpose of repairing and restoring 1930’s WPA and CCC era log structures. It was during this period that ‘Historic Preservation’ became a topic of interest and fascination.
Since then, David has contracted with Federal, State, County, and City Parks in an effort to preserve the old log structures. Many private clients have utilized his services to repair and rehabilitate their properties.
Teaching the ‘old ways’ to the interested next generation is the purpose of this workshop.
He is currently a member of the International Log Builders Association
The week-long workshops will be consecutive which will allow an individual to attend as many workshops as desired. Each will advance the previous studies, and enable the student to proceed at one’s own pace.
Building with logs is an individual sport and not a competition.