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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

Thu, Jun 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 9th, 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: $445.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 25th, 2019
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.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, Apr 25th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.