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Randy Schnobrich

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Randy Schnobrich

Randy’s life in the North is a classic: he has mushed dogs, planted thousands of trees on his homestead, and built eight outbuildings on his property (but still no garage). He moved to the North Shore from Wisconsin in 1994 with plans to raise a family and create a new lifestyle. After buying some land "back in the woods a bit," he and his wife built a woodshop and log home, a perfect spot to raise three kids and live a little closer to the earth. With more than 20 years of woodworking under his belt, Randy has built everything from cabins to dogsleds, commissioned furniture to custom doors. Nearly all of his interests lie outdoors, and he says it’s hard to remember life before Cook County.

Current Courses Offered by Randy Schnobrich

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Adirondack Chair Building

Without question, the Adirondack chair is a timeless classic; its high back, large armrests, and…
Fri, Mar 10th, 2023  –  Sun, Mar 12th, 2023
Day 1: 4-7pm; Days 2-3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer! This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who…
Wed, Sep 28th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 2nd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Wed, May 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, May 7th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks and take advantage of…
Fri, Dec 9th, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 11th, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Fri, Jan 20th, 2023  –  Sun, Jan 22nd, 2023
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
3½ Days
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Outdoor Timbered Benches

A sturdy, timbered outdoor bench will invite years of use and is perfect for long conversations, a…
Thu, May 11th, 2023  –  Sun, May 14th, 2023
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich

Past Courses Offered by Randy Schnobrich

Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Cabinetry Basics: Building the Wall Cabinet

First Impressions: Building Exterior Doors Service Learning Course

Handcrafting Doors: From Stiles to Rails

Inkle Loom: Build Your Own

Service Learning Project: Adirondack Chair Building

Service Learning: Outdoor Timbered Benches