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Gerald David

Duluth, MN
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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.

Current Courses Offered by Gerald David

0.25 Days
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German-Style Timber Framing Online Short Course

Spend an evening in a small group getting to explore your questions about German timber framing: styles, techniques and geometry. Gerald will provide an overview of the German timber framing tradition and will share a photo slideshow exhibiting the evolution of the humble class frame and examples of grand buildings…
Tue, Jul 28th, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm CST
Instructor: Gerald David
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, Aug 25th, 2020  –  Thu, Sep 3rd, 2020
Instructor: Gerald David

Past Courses Offered by Gerald David

Basic Timber Framing

Basic Timber Framing: Hand Tool Edition

Der Zimmererbock, the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools

German-Style Timber Framing

Log to Timber: Building by Hand

Service Learning Project: Sturdy Stackable Sawhorses

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames