This is not a manual that can be read as book, put on the shelf and the building started. It is an on-site reference work intended to be open on the job. The book is written in a cumulative style. That is, it is necesssary to start at the beginning and gain knowledge as the book and the building project progresses. For anyone with a dream to build a log house or have one built professionally, it is a must. It serves to instruct, inspire and make the reader knowledgeable about log construction at every level.
For the professional builder or proprietor who already knows most of what this book teaches, the book would be useful for apprentices and other newcomers to the craft. It would also serve well to pass on to prospective customers to both inspire them further and to bring them up to speed on the language and concepts of log building.
Vic Janzen's lifelong love affair with log buildings began in the Yukon, while hunting and trapping as a youth, where he often took shelter in abandoned log cabins. At the age of 12 he built his first primitive log building, which was the beginning of his long career in the handcrafted world, including owning his own log building company and teaching at the Allan Mackie School in Prince George.
Your Log House has been in the making for several months, and it's now on the press. An exciting time for Vic Janzen, one of the founding fathers of the ILBA, to see his latest book to come to fruition.
For more information about building log houses, visit Vic's website at www.yourloghouse.com.