Community Building

Upcoming Projects

BC RAILWAY & FORESTRY MUSEUM PROJECT (Prince George, BC)

Plans are nearly complete for the Community Building Project in Prince George, British Columbia, this spring and summer. We are proud to have partnered with the BC Railway and Forestry Museum to build this 45-foot wide by 266-foot long covered exhibit space that will house 8 rail cars. You can visit www.tfgprincegeorgecbp.org to find out more. 

TFG Lifer Randy Churchill is leading the project. He's seeking Assistant Project Managers, as well as seasoned TFG project veterans to serve as instructors. Qualifications and requirements, as well as course content can be found at www.tfgprincegeorgecbp.org

Volunteer crew members for this project can also sign up now to join for one or both phases. The Fabrication Phase will run May 22-June 2, and the Raising Phase will run July 17-28. 

Contact Randy Churchill with any questions or for more information about this bold and exciting project in beautiful British Columbia! 

 

Some History

The Timber Framers Guild has brought forth more than 75 worthwhile structures since 1985. The majority are public or non-profit buildings. Find a list of our great projects HERE

As any non-profit can attest, having a base from which to carry out their mission—a building—is a fundamental, cherished, hard-won goal. The Timber Framers Guild can help you achieve it. But by the time we do, you’ll see that creating that structure builds something else too. It builds community.

Until fairly recently in human history, when a building was needed, all hands came together to raise it. Everyone had a part, just as they might all have a share in its use. Buildings, besides their nominal function, are monuments to the embodied energy of human effort and ingenuity.

For a taste of how large or small a TFG building project can be, view this fascinating mini-documentary from Krista Marie Media, used by permission, about the themes and teams of a project we did in Missoula, Montana.

 

Below, a snapshot from a recent multi-year project in Poland to reconstruct a synagogue roof there.

Timberframe Commubity Project in Poland