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Island School of Building Arts

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Address :
3199 Coast Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7
Phone Number :
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Log and Timber Sales, Log Building Schools
Service Areas:
World Wide
In Business Since:
ILBA Member For:
10+ years

About Us

The Island School of Building Arts (ISBA) has been teaching the art and craft of Log and Timber building to students from around the world since 1997. Located in the beautiful Gulf Islands on the West Coast of Canada, ISBA is the perfect place to learn to work with big wood. In both Spring and Fall, ISBA offers four-week courses in Log Building, Timber Frame Post and Beam, and Timber Frame Hammer Bents, as well as SketchUp for Timber Framers weekend workshops. Students learn the theory and practical skills required to work in industry or build their own structures, with 80% of class time spent in the shop and the yard, making sawdust and creating full-sized log cabins and timber frame buildings.

Gabriola Island is known as the ‘Isle of the Arts’ and working with big timbers is definitely an art with a long history. Learning and living in the location where the big wood grows is inspirational and students will find many like-minded people at ISBA. The Gulf Islands of British Columbia offer an exceptional outdoor experience for students who are also interested in kayaking, fishing, hiking, ocean swimming and cycling.

Log Cabin Class ProjectLog Building Notched CornerTimber Frame Post and BeamTimber Frame Hammer Bents

Certifications & Memberships

International Log Builders Association

BC Log and Timber Framing Industry Association

Timber Framers Guild

Career Opportunities

Please contact ISBA if you are an industry member looking for quality, trained ISBA graduates.


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