TFG Events & Workshops

Hidden Trace Farm Community Building Workshop

The Hidden Trace Farm Community Building Workshop will start on Saturday, October 31, in Franklin, Tennessee, southwest of Nashville.

Hidden Trace Farm is a place where communities at risk in the greater Nashville area can come for a variety of activities, including recreation and fundraising. Serving Nashville youth, battered women’s shelters, and veterans groups, among others, the farm is being developed further for these purposes as well as to support learning about the history of the area. 

The sports pavilion at Hidden Trace has been designed by Joe Miller of Fire Tower Engineered Timber. It measures 78-½  feet drip line to drip line, is 111 feet long and 28 feet tall. The eight-bent frame design, comprised of over 470 southern pine timbers and glulams (for the 42-foot rafters) and over 30,000 board feet.

We anticipate that the fabrication will require no more than 10 days, and the crane raising will require two days. George Morrison of Morrison Building Company and Kyle Murphy of Falling Acorn Timber Frames will be leading the workshop, and we’ll be looking for up to 7 more instructors. If you are interested to be part of the lead team on this workshop, please contact MackGeorge, or Kyle by email sending your statement of interest and qualification. 

Register now as a volunteer!


Contact Information


You must be in reasonable health to participate in the workshop. Please call Mack at the Guild office if you have any question about your ability to participate.

Food & Shelter

Arrival after November 1 may disqualify participation. Each day builds on previous days. Expectation is that participants will remain for the whole workshop. Please let us know if you will not remain through November 11.

We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate any other options. Those with food allergies or other special needs will be responsible for providing their own board.

About The Project(s)

We'd love everyone to be or become a member of the Guild, but if you would rather not, that’s okay. You will be awarded a 6-month digital membership which allows you to enjoy the benefits of membership (Including participating in this event) and allows you to be covered by our insurance at no cost to you.

Volunteers are required to bring an 1-1/2” or 2” Barr timber framing chisel or equal and a 2 or 3 pound, rubber or plastic coated or leather headed mallet. If you don’t have a chisel or a mallet, please purchase those items and bring them with you.

Event Details

  • Dates
    Oct 30, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020
  • Venue
    Hidden Trace Farm
    1761 Lawrence Rd
    Franklin TN 37069
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