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.
The Gateway Visitors' Center in Schuylerville, New York, was completed in partnership with the Historic Hudson-Hoosic Partnership. Culminating with a raising and celebration in June 2017, the project expanded the skills of timber framers from across North America, who traveled to the region to learn from a team of instructors led by Neil Godden, who is now educational director at the Heartwood School.
You can also check out our blog from the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitors' Center in 2016.