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Clark Bremer

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Clark Bremer

Clark’s wife enrolled him in the first timber framing class offered at North House and he hasn’t been the same since. He became a professional timber framer for 10 years, and served on the board of the Timber Framers Guild. A former researcher at Bell Labs, he is now a computer programmer. Clark lives in NE Minneapolis, and is still married to Mia.

Current Courses Offered by Clark Bremer

5 Days
Teaser image for Basic Timber Framing

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 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
2½ Days
Teaser image for Timbered Sawhorse Trestles

Timbered Sawhorse Trestles

Whether they are built for the workshop or used to support a tabletop or workbench, timbered sawhorse trestles are reliable, sturdy and reflective of the craftsmanship that goes into timber framing. During this course, you'll focus on the layout and cutting of the mortise and tenon joints needed to create…
Fri, Mar 13th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 15th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm Day2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Clark Bremer

Past Courses Offered by Clark Bremer

Sketching Up Your Timber Frame

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames