Community Building

Enriching Community Through Craft

Working in Your Community

The Timber Framers Guild is committed to connecting with communities and people, sharing the story of timber framing, and learning and teaching through doing.

To that end, we work with localities, non-profit organizations, and coalitions of organizations to build beautiful timber frame structures that will benefit and strengthen the people and places where we work and live - as well as those far from our own homes. These structures enrich not only the lives of the people we serve - offering new gathering places in the form of farmers' market pavilions, amphitheaters, bridges, and community centers - they enrich the lives of our members as we build skills and knowledge, meet new people, and rally behind a worthy project, working together to bring it to life.

Since 1985, the Timber Framers Guild has raised nearly 100 timber frames for communities across North America and beyond. The majority are public or non-profit buildings.


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Recent Project: Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors' Center

The Timber Framers Guild recently completed a Community Building Project in Schuylerville, New York, with a raising workshop and celebration in mid-June. Project manager Neil Godden led the Guild members through skills-building training, culminating in a raising with local volunteers and our partner, the Hudson-Hoosic Partnership.

Through heavy rain, the Guild carried on with the project, and our Guild community and new friends worked together to make it happen.


Schuylerville NY Timber Frame Guild Community Building Project from Carolina Timberworks on Vimeo.


You can also check out our blog from the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors' Center in 2016.

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