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Currently Scheduled Timber Framing Courses

5 Days
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Basic Timber Framing

Learn the planning, layout and joinery necessary to construct a traditional timber frame (post and beam) structure, such as North House's blacksmith shop, bread oven shelter, fish house classroom and other structures around campus. The course begins with the basic mortise and tenon joint, and then expands on these techniques…
Wed, May 3rd, 2017  –  Sun, May 7th, 2017
Instructors: Gerald David, Tom Healy
Wed, Sep 6th, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 10th, 2017
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
5 Days
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German-Style Timber Framing

Before Sketch Up and other CAD programs, timber framers brought a low-tech but highly skilled approach to layout. Techniques for lay-out varied depending on geography: German methods, French methods, Japanese methods and American methods all differ. Using the method he learned in German trade school, instructor Gerald David will lead…
Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 27th, 2017
Instructor: Gerald David
3½ Days
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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…
Fri, May 19th, 2017  –  Mon, May 22nd, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
5 days
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Stavlinebygg Phase 2: Joinery and Construction with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Sat, May 13th, 2017  –  Wed, May 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
4 days
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Stavlinebygg Phase I: Hewing with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Mon, May 8th, 2017  –  Thu, May 11th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
10 days
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Stavlinebygg: Traditional Norwegian Building Techniques with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Mon, May 8th, 2017  –  Wed, May 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
4 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style

This course offers students the opportunity to immerse fully in the craft of Norwegian timber framing by building a custom-designed structure in the Grindbygg style. Whether creating a woodshed, carport, getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, the unique beauty and durability of a Grindbygg structure offers a unique opportunity to…
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017  –  Thu, Aug 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
10 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames

This course offers students the opportunity to immerse fully in the craft of timber framing by building a larger and/or a custom-designed timber frame structure. Whether creating a getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, the beauty and durability of a timber frame structure offers a unique opportunity to literally build…
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017  –  Thu, Aug 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
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, Jul 11th, 2017  –  Wed, Jul 19th, 2017
Instructor: Gerald David