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Dovetail Log Cabin: Builder's Workshop

Course Overview

Want to learn the classic dovetail log home construction technique, also known as American heritage or Appalachian log homes? This course provides the opportunity for students to learn by constructing an 8'x8' shelter with a 4' porch using 4"x8" pine timbers from foundation to roof, including window and door placement and framing, that can be outfitted as a small guest cabin or sauna. This course will begin with discussions on building strategies and foundations, a site visit to a finished dovetail cabin in Cook County, hands-on application of dovetailing and milling timbers, instruction in chinking, and techniques for cutting in and framing doors and windows. Whether you’re a potential do-it-yourself home or cabin builder, or an experienced contractor looking to expand your skill set, this workshop covers all the techniques to get you on your way to a successful building project.

Course Details

Length: 4 Days