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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer! This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who want to build a tiny home, small cabin, or workshop. The techniques for building a small frame building are not only for the skilled carpenter; nearly anyone can come away from this course…
Wed, May 19th, 2021  –  Sun, May 23rd, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
0.25
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Masonry Heater Introduction: Online Webinar

Masonry heaters originated in Northern Europe where winters were cold and fuel wasn’t always plentiful. The natural response? Create a wood-fired presence that was at once incredibly efficient and highly attractive, capable of generating abundant heat and ideal for cooking/baking.  Masonry heaters are built with fire bricks and utilize their…
Sat, Mar 6th, 2021
9am - 11am CST
Instructor: Eric Moshier
9 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames

Tired of unimaginative, small outbuilding kits available from your local lumberyard? Explore all the basic elements of timber frame construction and take home a hand-crafted building. More than 100 timber frame buildings have been built and raised throughout the country by North House students since 1997.  During the first days…
Tue, Jun 29th, 2021  –  Wed, Jul 7th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Gerald David
Tue, Aug 24th, 2021  –  Wed, Sep 1st, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Gerald David