Log Cabin Repair and Restoration
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $935
Regular Registration: $985
This workshop teaches participants to investigate and understand log structure problems by investigating deterioration problems in actual log buildings. It will teach participants how to understand and repair decay and deterioration in a log cabin. The class will consist of 2-3 hours of daily lectures covering cabin decay and deterioration issues and 3-4 hours a day repairing a log cabin. Lecture topics consist of: decay and deterioration causes; installing logs and makingnotches; appropriate finishes/coatings for log buildings; daubing dos and don’ts; getting it right; checks, cracks and other log maintenance issues; and foundations, roofs, moisture and the big picture.
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Joseph Gallagher was born in Philadelphia but has lived all of his adult life in the west. His undergraduate degree was obtained at Temple University, while his graduate degrees were awarded at Idaho State University and Southern Methodist University. Mr. Gallagher was employed by the USDA-Forest Service until his recent retirement. During that time Mr. Gallagher worked with leading architectural conservationists in the restoration of numerous early 20th century cabins, barns, homes and offices. Since 1983, Mr. Gallagher has be the principal in Heritage Preservation Resources and has restored, repaired or assessed over 400 log and timber structures, most eligible for the National Register, many listed on the National Register and some listed as National Landmarks. Mr. Gallagher was a member of the National Trust’s Mississippi Valley flood assessment team; a Master Performer for the US Forest Service; an Instructor at Snow College in central Utah, and the recipient of numerous awards related to his conservation work. He has lead numerous field classes in historic building restoration and condition assessment through out the country. He is currently working with building owners in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho. www.logdoc.com