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International Log Builders Association 49th Year

What's New

Happy Holidays

Best wishes from our entire organization for the Holidays season!
May the joy of the season stay with you throughout the full year.

The Board of Directors has been working on many new projects and
we cannot wait to share them with you over the New Year!

Happy Christmas 2018!

Thank you dear Platinum sponsors for supporting the ILBA!

Artisan Log and Timber Homes Baywest Manufacturing Inc. Caledonia Log Homes Caribou Creek Confederation Log Homes Cottage Country's 2016   Davidson Log & Timber Artisans Inc. Discovery Dream Homes Harkins Home Field Advantage Ltd.   John DeVries Log & Timber Homes 2000 Ltd.   GeoS Ltd. Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames Inc. Log & Country Niihori Kensebsu Log Homes Canada Makita Canada Inc.   M & H Wood Specialties Ltd. Mossy Ridge Nicola Log Works Ltd   Sansin Corporation   Southland Log Homes    Southwest Log Homes Inc. Streamline Design    Tamarack Grove Engineering, PLLL Thimber Wolf Handcrafted Log Homes Inc T.L. Timber Ltd

ILBA 2018 Annual Conference
Sponsors/donators List

A very special thank you to our sponsors whose support makes this annual event a possibility.


Makita Canada Inc. Sansin Corporation

Supporting sponsor

Combilift Heritage Natural Finishes Herrmann’s Timber-Frame Home

Premium Auction Contributor

Magard Venture   My-Ti-Con Timber Connectors Inc.   Rothoblaas
RSM Drafting Services Ltd.   Nicola Log Works Ltd.


Lee Valley   Hockley Valley Resort

Our picture of the month

May 2018

The Building Log Trusses workshop with Robert Chambers successfully held last April 30th and May 1 2018 at Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames company installations in New Hamburg, Ontario. Credit: Brian Maves

Picture of the month

JOIN the Association that specializes in handcrafted log structures.
Join or renew your membership by mail, fax or online.

Carpenter's Fellowship members can apply to get ILBA Individual membership (not company, not student or employee) for CAD $62.50 (half the usual price of $125 per year).

ILBA - 40 Years of Log Building HistoryILBA - 40 Years of Log Building History

Download the history of ILBA AGMs, conferences and milestones - 2.28MB PDF

40 Years of Log Building History

Effective Practices and Methods for Handcrafted Log Home ConstructionEffective Practices & Methods for Handcrafted Log Home Construction

This document describes methods, practices, materials, and techniques for building handcrafted log homes that are made from logs that largely retain their individual and natural shapes. Construction methods include: walls constructed of horizontally-laid logs, with interlocking overlapping notched corners, and with full-scribe-fit long grooves.

"Effective" practices and methods are defined as having proven themselves over time for large numbers of experienced and skilled log home builders. In preparing this publication, the International Log Builders Association (ILBA) has relied upon the experience of the hundreds of ILBA Members, who are log home builders, designers, and engineers. The Effective Practices & Methods (EP&M) provides reliable advice to help you make informed decisions.

$22.50 plus tax (download only)

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Founded in 1974, the International Log Builders' Association is a worldwide organization dedicated to furthering the craft of handcrafted log building, to the advancement of log builders, and to the promotion of the highest standards of their trade.

The association writes and distributes educational materials on log construction to individuals, institutions, and industry. In addition, the association provides educational services related to the craft of log building, develop and disseminate educational material and programs related to the craft, establish operating trust funds for scholarships and educational purposes.

Use our website to locate Log Building Resources such as:

Members can also read Logbuilding News online, or place a Classified Ad.

In October of 2000 our association voted to have our name changed from the American/Canadian Log Builders' Association International to the International Log Builders' Association. Our address and contact information will remain the same, we've just changed the name to reflect our growing membership which currently represents over a dozen countries.

Please direct your comments or questions to Symphonie Nadeau.

International Log Builders' Association



A Boy’s Big Book of Jigs

A Boy’s Big Book of Jigs


$95.00 plus $15.95 shipping ($110.95)

A Boy’s Big Book of Jigs

Log Span Tables for Floor Joists, Beams and Roof Support Systems

by A. Mackie, N. Read, T. Hahney.

$25.00 plus $6.95 shipping ($31.95)

International Log Builders' Association
PO Box 1641
Montebello Québec J0V 1L0

Tel: 819-983-1494
Fax: 819-983-2094

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