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.

2017 Conference

June 2 & 3, 2017

Conference Location:
13505 N U.S. Hwy 63
Seeley, WI 54843



2016 Conference Attendees

2016 Conference Project



(click here for printable Schedule)

Friday, June 2nd  
7:30am to 8:00am Registration
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am to 8:15am Travel to Donovan Dum's Home
8:15am to 9:45am Blower Door Demonstration by Mike Senty at Donovan Dum's Home
9:45am to 10:00am Travel back to Sawmill Saloon
10:00am to 11:00am Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation in Log Structures by Justus Kennan, Kennan Spray Foam
11:00am to Noon WI Department of Agriculture - Forest Pests & Quarantine Updates by Tim Allen, DATCP
Noon to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm Lumberjack Demonstrations by Ben Hansen and a presentation on a talk on a Log Building Demo at the Lumberjack World Championships by Deb & Mike Hansen
2:00pm to 3:00pm Log Home Tour, GLLCA 2014 Fundraiser Building at North Lake
3:00pm to 4:30pm Posts, Corners, and Answers on How to Make Your Home More Loggy, by Dan Wait, Frontier Log Homes
4:30pm to 5:00pm Scarf/Saddle Notch Demonstration and Green Log Siding by Duane Sellman
5:00pm to 6:00pm Supper
6:00pm to 7:00pm Wine & Cheese Social
7:00pm Fundraiser Auction
Saturday, June 3rd  
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am to 9:45am LBILC (Log Bldg Ind Leadership Council) by Bob Kenel
9:45am to 10:00am BREAK
10:00am to Noon Annual General Meeting Chaired by President John Schroeder - click here for Agenda
Noon to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm Tool Maintenance by Frank Vanderveur, Minnesota Logworks Inc.
2:00pm to 2:15 BREAK
2:15pm to 5:00pm Log Building Games, Axe Throw, Chainsaw Carving, Notch Cutting, Tech Talk by all Attendees
5:00pm to 6:00pm Supper
6:00pm to 7:00pm Slideshow

:: REGISTRATION FORM ... click here
(note:  you may pay online, but remember to send us
your Registration Form in the mail or email!  Thank you!)

Conference Fees


If you have topics you would like presented at the conference, please contact us

All ideas are welcome!


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