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Orientation, Organization, Layout, and Fabrication: Day One at Lake Roesiger
Day One of the Lake Roesiger Community Building Workshops in Snohomish County, Washington.
May 23, 2019

The Stage is Set: Lake Roesiger Community Building Project
"Day Zero" at the Lake Roesiger Community Building Workshop (Snohomish County, Washington). Check out the facility and lead team preparing for this event!
May 21, 2019

Guild Member reflections on the Notre Dame Fire
Notre Dame Fire Reflections
Apr 16, 2019

3rd Timber Framers Gathering of Australia in the Grampians, VIC 27/28th October 2018
By Isabelle Harwood, Timber Frames of Australia   The weekend started early on Saturday morning with a nice brew of coffee, tea and some yummy food surrounded by some beautiful scenery and a rather...
Nov 16, 2018

Weekly Guild Note -31 August 2018
Complex Roof Workshop to be offered at the Eastern Conference. North House Folk School Offering Artisan Development Program. Raising Rendezvous on Hornby Island, BC. Craft of Business Summit Series on Leadership and Management.
Sep 4, 2018

Review of Timber Innovation Act and 2018 Farm Bill
Back in early June I shared an email appeal [with the TFEC] being circulated by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) urging folks to contact their representatives in Congress and defeat the Timber...
Aug 10, 2018

Unforgettable: Timber Framers Guild Western Conference
                            To say that Timberline Lodge is a good location for the Timber Framers Guild is akin to saying that the Grand Canyon is an attractive...
Jun 28, 2018

Your TFG Dashboard Tutorial
Jun 22, 2018

2018 TFEC Code of Standard Practice released
A big thanks to the TFEC for developing the new 2018 edition of the TFEC Code of Standard Practice for Timber Frame Structures. The original code was written in 2013 and has now...
Apr 20, 2018

View from Here, Scantlings Issue 214, April 2018
We took a quick look at our records recently and found that nearly 600 folks attended one of the various TFG events in 2017. Of course, there were many repeat offenders who...
Apr 20, 2018

RFQ for Project Manager for 2018 TFG Community Building Projects
Timber Framing, Project managers
Mar 21, 2018

Thank you Ellen and Rick!
      TFG Staff thanked Ellen Gibson and Rick Collins today for the support and leadership they brought to the Guild during their years of service on the Board of Directors. Serving on the...
Mar 15, 2018

Everyday Craft
I've been keeping my eye on an outfit called The Craftsmanship Initiative since I first signed up for their quarterly electronic magazine, Craftsmanship Quarterly in 2015. Their stated mission is to "shine a light on those...
Mar 2, 2018

Brand Camp Re-Cap
by Jeff Arvin Nearly 75 Guild members participated in the recent Craft of Business Summits focused on branding--three summits; three cities; all well attended. Mitch Antony of Clarity First, led the three “DIY...
Feb 16, 2018

TFG collaboration with Kennebec Valley Community College
February 12, 2018 The Sustainable Construction Department at Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) was launched in 2015 through funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career...
Feb 16, 2018

Build Your Brand, Build Your Circle, Build Your Influence - Part One
What is branding, and how do you do it? While we may think it means looking inward at what we do and how we do it, and then telling people about those...
Jan 9, 2018

Let’s Talk About Search Engines and SEO
By: Allison Aurand Ultimately, as a business owner working in an online world, you’re looking for your website to boost your “conversion rate.” Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) seeks to increase the percentage of...
Jan 1, 2018

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