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August 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
to be determined
$3,000 per participant
Valerie Barber

Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers (4 week course)

A log construction workshop taught by world-renowned log home-builder Robert Chambers, will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. This workshop is for people interested in building quality, energy-efficient log structures. Chambers, a world-recognized authority on handcrafted log home construction, will lead the sessions on how to build with green logs.

Basic procedures and techniques will be described and practiced to help even the novice get started with a project. Building an energy-efficient log home requires the highest level of craftsmanship to meet modern standards of airtightness, indoor air quality, safety, comfort and durability. Instruction includes safety, log peeling and selection, chain saw use, maintenance, cutting demonstration, practicing notches, ripping, and scribing logs and building roof trusses. The class will run for 4 weeks (excluding weekends).

Note: The first week consists of chain saw safety, log peeling, log measuring, and documentation. Valerie Barber, project manager, and an assistant instructor will run the first week of the course.  The next 3 weeks involve hands-on instruction with Robert Chambers, with the assistant instructor and Valerie also on hand to help.

Final product will be a cabin-sized log shell with log roof trusses. Cost of the workshop is $3000 and class size is limited.

Robert Chambers has been building log homes since 1983 and teaching log construction since 1988. He is the author of the bestselling log home construction textbook (and DVD), Log Construction Manual, and the inventor of log construction methods, products and machinery. He holds U.S. and foreign patents for his log construction inventions. You can find out more about him or order books or DVDs at his website; http://www.logbuilding.org. In April 2006, the International Log Builders Association presented Chambers with the Grand Achievement Award, which has been awarded only three times in the ILBA’s 30-year history. He is a consultant for log homeowners, log home companies, builders and developers throughout the world.

For advice on transportation, help with housing, more information and questions etc. contact Valerie Barber, project manager, at vabarber@alaska.edu. Spaces are limited.

Dates of the class: August 28 – September 22, 2017 (excluding weekends)

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 10

Age range: adult

Prerequisites:  none

Location: To be determined

Cost: $3,000 per participant

Pre-Registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by one month before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.

To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).

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