One of the benefits of membership
in the International Log Builders' Association is a subscription
to Log Building News, the association's newsletter.
Featuring in-depth articles on the techniques of handcrafted
log construction, this newsletter will keep you up to date
on what's going on in the handcrafted log building community.
Back issues of Log Building News are also available
for sale. See our back issue
Effective Practices and 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.
Download a 13 page sample of the EP&M - 4.5MB PDF
$22.50 plus tax (download as PDF file)
Order paper copy of EP&M
$28.00 plus $6.95 shipping and handling ($34.95)
Boy’s Big Book of Jigs
A LOG BUILDER’S REFERENCE TO JIGS, TOOLS + TECHNIQUES
Cost: $95.00 plus $15.95 shipping ($110.95)
Span Tables for Floor Joists, Beams and Roof Support Systems
by A. Mackie, N. Read, T. Hahney.
Includes tables for sizing
log joists and beams as well as Log Building Standards for
Handcrafted Construction printed at the back.
$25.00 plus $6.95 shipping ($31.95)