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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-foot 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.

Dates

Thu, Mar 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019

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: $460.00
Includes materials fee of $160.00

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.