The Guild’s new training center is in Alstead, NH, about 2 hours from Boston or Hartford or 4-5 hours from NYC. For many years the building was used by Bensonwood as their production facility, with 25-40 people onsite. Starting in 2022, the Guild is offering classes, workshops, tours, and programs in Alstead to supplement the programs that we have done across North America and further afield since the 1980s. We have two classrooms, two study areas and a library, and below is a picture of the workshop space, which will be used by the TFG/Heartwood School.
The exact program is still being developed, so in the interim, TFG often is on-the-road --- participating in or speaking at programs hosted by partner instituitions. These include the Common Ground Fair/Maine Organic Farmers & Growers Assn, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, Touch-a-Trade, and the Association for Preservation Technology.
If you are interested in taking a one-week intensive on timber framing or shorter courses relating to the design, engineering, or business of timber framing, please join our mailing list and you'll be informed of upcoming opportunities.
The TFG Team