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Outdoor Timbered Benches

Course Overview

A sturdy, timbered outdoor bench will invite years of use and is perfect for long conversations, a short break from walking or simply watching the world go by. This unique bench design borrows joinery common to timber-frame construction and utilizes rough cut, sustainably harvested white pine timbers. It’s beautiful, comfortable and highly durable. We should know: North House has built several benches in this style for our campus as well as downtown Grand Marais. Over three and a half days, you’ll use professional timber-framing equipment to construct a 4.5 ft bench, ready to be finished and located in a spot with a view. Due to the size of this project, students are highly encouraged to bring a partner at no extra cost.

Students should note that while this course welcomes participants of all levels, students should expect to utilize a variety of power tools and work with large timbers—thus, some woodworking experience is helpful but not required.

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.  

Dates

Thu, Mar 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 14th, 2021

Course Details

Length: 3½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $510.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Jan 28th, 2021
Includes materials fee of $185.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

1 1/2" wood chisel is highly recommended (available for purchase from the North House School Store)

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Outdoor Timbered Benches Thu, Mar 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 14th, 2021 is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available. Full course details included above