A well-cut 50 x 50-ft. frame was built for use as a workshop annex to the blacksmith shop at John C. Campbell Folk School. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, two hours from Asheville.
John C. Campbell Folk School, partner/sponsor
Compagnons du Devoir–Charpente International
John Clarke, maintenance director–project coordinator
Paul Garrett, resident artist blacksmith
TFG local hero
The building features dramatic high ceilings for a spacious work area and passive cooling ventilation. Iron blacksmithing details are integrated into the frame.
Joel McCarty, Will Beemer, Gabel and Whit Holder, George and Stephen Morrison, Peter Bull, Rick Collins, Pavel David
Call for participants / Internet Archive
Scouting Around: Blacksmiths work together to raise a new barn / Cherokee Scout, 25 Jun 2009
Going Up / Cherokee Scout, 25 Jun 2009
Blacksmith Shop / John C. Campbell flickr
Building the timber frame forge at the folk school / YouTube/John C. Campbell Folk School
Timber Framers trailer / YouTube/John C. Campbell Folk School, Jason Ledfordf
John C. Campbell Folk School, Joel McCarty
Scantlings 144, 147
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