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Peter Henrikson

Grand Marais, MN
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Peter settled in Grand Marais after a transient career of log building, basket making, timber bridge building, and teaching timber skills on public lands. He is now a professional timber framer and designer and has been teaching timber framing at North House since 1998. Peter has taught black ash basketry and paddle making courses, but now focuses on timber framing and spending time with his family (he's a man who's rich in daughters).

Current Courses Offered by Peter Henrikson

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, May 3rd, 2017  –  Sun, May 7th, 2017
Instructors: Gerald David, Tom Healy
Wed, Sep 6th, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 10th, 2017
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
5 days
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Stavlinebygg Phase 2: Joinery and Construction with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Sat, May 13th, 2017  –  Wed, May 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
4 days
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Stavlinebygg Phase I: Hewing with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Mon, May 8th, 2017  –  Thu, May 11th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
10 days
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Stavlinebygg: Traditional Norwegian Building Techniques with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

North House is pleased to welcome Trond Oalann of Hordaland, Norway to lead a course in a traditional Norwegian building method, the stavlinebygg. The stavlinebygg style is one of more than 25 post (stav) building traditions in Norway. Dating from the late 1700's, the heavy construction utilizing sill timbers and…
Mon, May 8th, 2017  –  Wed, May 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
4 Days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style

This course offers students the opportunity to immerse fully in the craft of Norwegian timber framing by building a custom-designed structure in the Grindbygg style. Whether creating a woodshed, carport, getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, the unique beauty and durability of a Grindbygg structure offers a unique opportunity to…
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017  –  Thu, Aug 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson
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 a custom-designed timber frame structure. Whether creating a getaway cabin, woodshop or retirement home, the beauty and durability of a timber frame structure offers a unique opportunity to literally build…
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017  –  Thu, Aug 17th, 2017
Instructor: Peter Henrikson