TFG Events & Workshops

Community Building Workshop: Lake Roesiger Park Shelter




The TFG has a 7-day Community Building Workshop scheduled for May 21 through May 27, 2019 in Washington State. We will be fabricating three separate structures: two identical 24’ x 30’ covered open picnic shelters and a small 8’ x 12’ stage. The structures will be finding a home at three different Snohomish County parks. All three structures will be cut in a large enclosed pavilion at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA. We will transport and raise the stage and one picnic shelter as part of the workshop. The remaining shelter will be placed in storage and raised as a TFG workshop in 2020.

We are looking for 35 volunteers of varying experience (from none to a lot) to work alongside 5 timber frame professionals, with opportunities for learning heavy timber layout, safe cutting techniques using hand and power tools, ancient and modern fastening systems, and ... it all culminates on raising day! See what 7 fun days of teamwork and focused activity can produce!

Meals will be provided, 3 squares per day, by our host, Snohomish County Parks. Tent and RV camping is available at the fairgrounds next to the work site and in close proximity to public restrooms and showers.

More detailed information will be forthcoming on this page as it becomes available, including: instructors’ bio, a daily calendar and hourly schedule, what to bring, evening seminars, and all the rest.

If you are crossing the border from Canada, the Guild will provide you with a letter declaring your participation in this volunteer project to present at the border. 

Please refer to the ride-share link on the right for carpooling options to/from the workshop. You can post to the ride share page from your member dashboard or contact the Guild office. 

Due to high interest in this event we can no longer accept volunteers. We hope to see you at a futre Guild event!  If you are on the wait list, your spot will be confirmed by April 15. 


Submitted by Lon Tyler, Project Manager


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