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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, Aug 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
Wed, Sep 4th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Tom Healy, Gerald David
3 Days
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Building a Traditional Norwegian Storage Building: Birch Bark and Sod Roof

Since at least 300 AD, the birch bark and sod roof has been the most important roof type in Scandinavia for heated homes. The sod both insulates and protects the waterproof bark layer from sunlight and wind. This combination can last 50-70 years before the birch bark needs replacing. The…
Mon, Jun 24th, 2019  –  Wed, Jun 26th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Trond Oalann
7 Days
German-style Timber Frame

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…
Sat, Jul 27th, 2019  –  Fri, Aug 2nd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gerald David
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 custom-designed timber frame structure. Whether creating a getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, or structure for your community or organization, the beauty and durability of a timber frame structure offers…
Tue, Jul 16th, 2019  –  Thu, Jul 25th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
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…
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tom Healy
Wed, Aug 21st, 2019  –  Thu, Aug 29th, 2019
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy