Stavelinebygg: Traditional Norwegian Building Techniques

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 mortise and tenon joinery developed in response to the strong winds of the Nordmore area. The relatively simple truss roof system lent itself well for large barns, boathouses and agricultural and commercial storage buildings. This building style incorporates the use of stacked and scribed wall plates, an element of horizontal log construction, as well as early timber frame joinery techniques.

The course will take place in two phases: hewing, days 1-4 and building, days 6-10. On Day 5, students are welcome to take the day off or observe demonstration sessions from a delegation of traditional Norwegian craftsmen that will accompany Trond, including blacksmiths, carpenters, boat builders and joiners. Students are welcome to register for the entire ten day course or for either phase independently.

Note, by registering for this course, you are enrolled for the entire 10 days of the project. Alternatively, you can register for Phase I (hewing) or Phase II (joinery & construction) alone.

Find more information HERE.