The Great Lakes Log Crafters Association is chartered as a non-profit organization in the State of Wisconsin, USA.

The Board President, Board Members, and Officers are elected by the general membership and serve as stewards for running the association


The Great Lakes Log Crafters is a non-profit association of handcrafted log builders from around the great lakes region including Canada.  The 60 + skilled craftsmen are dedicated to the art, education and promotion of the trade. They offer owner/builder membership and encouragement in the excellence in the trade of handcrafted log structures. Currently they are working to establish standards by which log building craftsmanship will be will be judged and codes will be established.

2018 Conference

MAY 17-19th, 2018

Conference Location:
4614 Highway 61
Beaver Bay, MN 55601
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2016 Conference Attendees

2016 Conference Project



(click here for printable Schedule

Thursday, May 17th  
7:00pm Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, May 18th  
7:30am to 8:00am Registration
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am to 9:15am Demonstration of a Lock Notch by Duane Sellman
9:15am to 10:30am Restoration Demonstration by Frank Vanderveur
10:30am to 11:00am BREAK
11:00am to Noon Roundtable Discussion on Making up the Deficit in our GLLCA Budget
Noon to 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm to 3:00pm Blower Door Test - Mike Senty
3:00pm to 3:15pm BREAK
3:0015pm to 4:30pm Talk from a Log Home Appraiser - Tentative
4:30pm to 5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm to 6:30pm SUPPER
6:30pm to 7:00pm Open Discussions
7:00pm Fundraiser Auction
Saturday, May 19th  
7:00am to 8:00am BREAKFAST
8:00am to 9:00am LBLA (Log Bldg Leadership Alliance) by Bob Kenel
9:00am to 9:30am BREAK
9:30am to 11:30am Annual General Meeting Chaired by President John Schroeder
11:30am to 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm to 2:00pm Log Blasting Techniques - Derek Brekke
2:00pm to 5:00pm Tech Talk - By All Attendees
5:00pm to 6:00pm SUPPER
6:00pm to 7:00pm Slideshow/Supper

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All ideas are welcome!


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