Outdoor Timbered Benches
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 wood working experience is helpful but not required.
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)
Eye and ear protection are required when using power tools. North House will provide these, but you may wish to bring your own for fit and comfort.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.