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Jack Sobon

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jack Sobon

Jack A. Sobon is an architect and builder specializing in timber framed buildings. Since 1980 he has devoted his life to understanding the craft of traditional timber framing. Using only traditional hand tools, he has framed and erected over 60 structures. As architect, he consults on historic structures and designs new timber framed structures. He was a founding director of the Timber Framer’s Guild of North America and founder of the Traditional Timber Frame Research and Advisory Group, an offshoot of the Guild. He has four books to his credit and has taught over fifty all-hand tool workshops.

Current Courses Offered by Jack Sobon

7 Days
Teaser image for Cruck Framing

Cruck Framing

Cruck building is a Medieval English timber framing method using pairs of large, curved timbers (cruck blades) that are joined at their apex to function as both post and principal rafter. The resulting Gothic arch creates a dramatic open hall space that is both structurally stable and visually appealing. Working…
Wed, Aug 5th, 2020  –  Tue, Aug 11th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Jack Sobon, Neil Godden