Join us next month in Sandpoint, Idaho, for a TimberFest event!
We will welcome Guild members and friends to the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center June 9-11, 2023, for a weekend celebrating our craft and community. Featuring a variety of demonstrations and speakers, as well as a KidsBuild and tours, TimberFest will be a time to gather and learn from one another - and perhaps engage in some friendly competition!
Friday, June 9 - Tour Day!
|Idaho Forest Group/Chilco Mill with Kaniksu Land Trust
|Check-in and depart from Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
at 10 a.m.
|Lunch at Pine Street Woods
|Pine Street Woods
|Explore the working forest with local foresters and Kaniksu Land Trust
|Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
|Tour the University of Idaho's orchard and facilities with manager Kyle
Nagy (and stop by the Japanese timber framing workshop)
|With a welcome from TFG board members and local leaders
|Historical tour and pub crawl of downtown Sandpoint
|Meet in downtown Sandpoint, location TBA
Saturday, June 10
|Shelby Rognstad, Mayor of Sandpoint Kieran Taylor, TFG Board of Directors
A View from the Inside
|Dale Brotherton, Tamuki Company
|Meet our exhibitors and catch some demonstrations!
|Presentation: Indigenous Sturgeon Nose Canoe Carving
Salishan Sturgeon Nose Canoes
|Presentation: History of Logging, the Late Boom Period
|Ken Conger, Bonner County Historical Society
|Joe Miller, Fire Tower Engineered Timber
|TFG Community Building Projects -
Become a Local Hero
former TFG Board Member
|Meet our exhibitors, visit KidsBuild, and more
|Axe Throwing and Hewing
|Presentation: The Bell Tower
|Collin Beggs, Collin Beggs Timberframing &
Katie Egland Cox, Kaniksu Land Trust
Sunday, June 11
|Introduction of the morning session
|What Your Engineer Needs
|Jennifer Anthony, Fearless Engineers
|Designing for Mixed Media
|Mira Steinbrecher, Architect & Designer
|How the engineer, designer, and timber framer can work together. Full panel TBA.
|Lunch & Thank yous
The KidsBuild event will run both Saturday and Sunday, and we are looking for a few timber framers to volunteer in support of this great program! Contact Allison at the Guild office if you want to get involved!
Not a camper? Check out the Hotel Ruby Sandpoint and use the promo code UIDAHO23 - rooms are limited!
Registration has concluded on Jun 11, 2023.