Our Philosophy

The underlying philosophy of the Timber Framers Guild is this:

We are interested, first, in broadening and deepening your knowledge of timber framing. We "start where you are," assessing what you know and building on that.

We are inclusive. All who are interested in timber framing are welcome. Working and learning side by side bonds us solidly.

We work hard. Timber framing, especially within the time frame of a project, means long hours, surprise challenges, and focus on our goal.

We like to have fun. This is the "exuberant camaraderie" element, and we nurture it whenever possible. We eat well, hurl pumpkins into the air with trebuchets, bust beams, and laugh.