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!
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
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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).
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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.
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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
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
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