Course Description

Focused on traditional, pre-1940’s methods, students leave Cascadian’s Log Building Fundamentals 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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:

  • Forestry Principles
  • Design Considerations
  • Tool Use
  • Layout Procedures
  • Corner notches
  • Full scribe long grooves
  • Log joinery for various occasions
  • Floor & Foundation Styles & Systems
  • Wall & Roof Assembly
  • Vertical & Horizontal Log Assembly
  • Chinking & Daubing
  • & More

Terms & Conditions

All courses offered by The Cascadian School of Log Building & Design require a minimum student enrollment.

In the event that a course is canceled due to lack of enrollment, students will be promptly notified, advised of potential course substitutions (if available), and offered a full refund if they choose to not substitute to a different date.

If a student is unable to attend or participate in their scheduled course, they may swap their enrollment to a different course date, provided they notify The Cascadian School prior to the course application deadline date.

Please be sure that all terms and conditions are understood prior to submitting your application. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.