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North-Central Regional Timber Frame Gathering

Timbers to tenons, posts to purlins, pegs to pizza (wood-fired, that is), North House Folk School is happy to announce the return of the Timber Framers Guild to Grand Marais, Minnesota, for a 2018 North-Central Regional Timber Frame Gathering. Scheduled April 27-29, timber framers of any and all levels and interest are invited to gather on the shores of Lake Superior at North House Folk School.

The 2018 North-Central Regional Timber Frame Gathering will be filled to overflowing with all things timber framing - workshops, storytelling, pre-gathering course offerings, and abundant woodchips. The Gathering kicks off Friday night with an open house, a tour of the North House timber-framed campus buildings, and a film screening. Saturday will feature speakers on topics, including using SketchUp, grant-based projects, and Japanese-style framing. In the afternoon, we will move out of the classroom and into the shop or outside for a variety of hands-on demonstrations, including sharpening, timber carving, blacksmithing, ax throwing, and joint busting. The evening culminates with a wood-fired pizza bake (BYO: Build Your Own!) and a group slide show. Sunday morning will include brunch and a presentation. 

You can register for the weekend by visiting the North House Folk School website. Families are welcome. Pre-event course opportunities require separate tuition and registration. Contact Jessa Frost at North House Folk School for more information. 


Event Details

Elevating the design of timber structures

beautifully handmade timber frames, beam work

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