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Gerald David

Duluth, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Gerald David

Gerald has roots on both sides of the Atlantic: He was born and raised in Germany by an American mother and a German father. Upon completion of his apprenticeship as a Zimmermann he left his hometown of Aachen to live, travel, and work for three years as a traditional journeyman on the ‘Wanderschaft’. This journey took him throughout Germany, Europe, and the U.S. where he moved in 2006. He now lives in Duluth with his Minnesotan wife.


Past Courses Offered by Gerald David

Basic Timber Framing

Basic Timber Framing: Hand Tool Edition

Der Zimmererbock, the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools

Design Your Own Timber Frame: Generating Working Drawings: Online Course

German-Style Timber Framing

German-Style Timber Framing Online Short Course

Log to Timber: Building by Hand

Service Learning Project: Sturdy Stackable Sawhorses

Timber Frame: Build Your Own Smaller Frames

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames