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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 wood working experience is helpful but not required.

Dates

Sat, Jun 30th, 2018  –  Tue, Jul 3rd, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 3-6pm, Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 16+
Registration Cost: $445.00
Includes materials fee of $160.00

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)

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.