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Log Building & Design Courses

The Cascadian School of Log Building & Design teaches students how to build and maintain log structures that will last for generations to come.

Taking place on the southern flank of Mt. Hood, at the home of the historic Summit Ranger Station, Cascadian’s courses offer students the opportunity to learn about the skills and tools needed for new log structure construction, as well as developing an appreciation for “old” log buildings.

There are also Field School Sessions that take place from time to time at various historic log cabin properties across the Pacific Northwest. With an emphasis on preservation exercises, including an introduction to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Properties, these Field School Sessions teach participants how to properly approach the planning and work involved with a historic preservation project.

Contact Us

PO Box 390
Rhododendron, Oregon 97049

Email: logdoctor@aol.com

2020 Course Offerings – (Cancelled till Spring of 2021)

Log Building 101

We use traditional hand tools to fit logs together using a variety of notch styles. Among them will be Round, Saddle, and Dovetail walls, Chinked and Scribe-fit. We will construct several assemblies including picnic tables, a sauna or tiny house, and several forms of floor and roof systems. Students can expect to learn the unique construction principles associated with joining natural, round, irregular, tapered cylinders together.

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man on log using traditional tools for log structure construction

Log Building & Design Courses

Dedicated to Traditional, pre-1940’s methods, students learn the skills needed to design and construct a variety of log structures, including cabins, sheds, tiny houses, gazebos and many more.

2020 classes are filling up quick! Click here to learn more about the Log Building Fundamentals course and related topics covered, class schedules, and how to register.

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jack-up a log house to make repairs to base logs

Log Preservation Field Schools

In addition to our regular courses, we offer Field School Sessions, which take place at various historic log cabin properties across the Pacific Northwest.

With emphasis on historic preservation exercises, including an introduction to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Properties, our Field School Sessions teach participants how to properly address the planning and work involved with a historic property preservation.

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historic log structure in park

Historic Preservation Consulting & Project Management

The Cascadian School of Log Building & Design offers consulting, planning, on-site project supervision and training opportunities for both new builds and historic preservation projects.

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