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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).

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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, Aug 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
5 Days
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Basic Timber Framing: Hand Tool Edition

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 13th, 2020  –  Sun, May 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
6 Days
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Norwegian Timber Framing: Grindbygg Building

Grindbygg is one of more than twenty timber frame styles in Norway. The design and joinery of grindbygg timber frames harkens back to the early days of post construction before the common usage of mortise and tenon joinery. While many aspects of grindbygg are similar to the post buildings of…
Tue, Jun 2nd, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 7th, 2020
9am-5pm
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Service Learning Project: Timbered 'Green' Entryway: Handcut Joinery

Sharpen your chisel and get out your auger bits — this Service Learning Project is for timber framing enthusiasts aspiring to polish up their hand skills working timbers. On the agenda: cutting timbers for new covered front entryways on the Green Building. Given the unique and highly visible location on…
Wed, Apr 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Peter Henrikson

Past Courses Offered by Peter Henrikson

Birch Bark Harvest Service Learning Project

Log to Timber: Building by Hand

Stavlinebygg Phase 2: Joinery and Construction with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

Stavlinebygg Phase I: Hewing with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

Stavlinebygg: Traditional Norwegian Building Techniques with Featured Guest Trond Oalann

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Grindbygg-Style

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Larger Frames

Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Smaller Frames