BC School of Log Building
Welcome to the BC School of Log Building! Our comprehensive log building courses are offered in the beautiful mountain town of Golden, British Columbia, on the Alberta, BC border. We are fortunate to be surrounded by Canada’s striking National Parks, historical watersheds and protected wetlands that lend itself to world renowned outdoor adventure and learning. The British Columbia School of Log building is perfectly situated for immersion in local thriving wood environments, and historical wonder.
The curriculum and teaching methods that we use comply with the standards established by the International Log Builders Association and the BC Log and Timber Building Industry Association. Our exceptional training and hands-on courses are taught by a master log builder; David Stonehouse is a specialist in the log building industry and is reputed across North America for his modern log building and restoration techniques. His dedication and respect for the history and the trade of log building is apparent through his teaching and he has inspired students worldwide to build their own log homes and appreciate the tradition.
The BC School of Log Building is a division of Stonehouse Woodworks, a thriving log building business. Our courses take place at this active log building site and our students experience first hand varying styles of building. We offer both saddle notch, full scribe log building courses and dovetail log building courses. Our students will also enjoy the 100 plus year-old restored log buildings at our yard that have been imported from Eastern Canada. A vast range of student profiles have succeeded in our log building school: previous experience is helpful but not necessary. We recognize that power tools and big wood can be intimidating. Our courses offer instruction in a safe and controlled environment through graduated steps and by an experienced professional.
The British Columbia School of Log Building is dedicated to the preservation and teaching of both traditional and contemporary log building skills and techniques. We believe that adventure lies within creativity and in re-establishing a connection with building by hand. Building your own log home is an adventure that permeates generations.
Dream it. Learn it. Build it.
“Teaching the courses is still part of my log building journey as I meet people from all over the world. We create amazing group dynamics through the nature of the build and a network of common interests.”
Dave Stonehouse, Instructor, BCSLB Director