Log Home Seminars

Each log or timber home system is unique, making construction specifications unique to each manufacturer as well. In 1992, Jim Barna set a new benchmark for the log home industry by developing the industry’s first log home training program.


For Builders and Homebuyers


institute2The Jim Barna Log and Timber Home Training group provides the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes process. Our distributors, as well as all builders are required to attend the Jim Barna construction class. Homebuyers and log home enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.


Each course is taught by experienced Jim Barna Log and Timber Home builders and covers many aspects of construction, from materials and delivery, to proper maintenance of the log home. The course also provides great information on construction details, including laying out and squaring the log walls, stacking the logs, installing a second-floor system, roof system, windows, doors, and the interior partitions. A comprehensive construction manual, provided as part of the course, shortens the learning curve and serves as an invaluable resource to answer critical questions that may arise during the construction process.


Knowledge is power, and the Training personnel will help you gather the information you need to make qualified buying decisions and see your home through to completion. In addition to the building techniques, you’ll also learn how Jim Barna Log and Timber Homes are manufactured, how materials are selected and shipped, and how to make sure your new home is properly constructed with the right people, the right products, and the right processes.


In addition to the Jim Barna Log and Timber Home training courses offered throughout the year, Barna Log Homes of Pennsylvania offers half day seminars on a quarterly basis at their model home. Please check our Schedule of Events calendar or contact us to receive the latest schedule of classes.