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!
|10 a.m.||Idaho Forest Group/Chilco Mill with Kaniksu Land Trust||Check-in and depart from Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
at 10 a.m.
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch at Pine Street Woods|
|1:30 p.m.||Pine Street Woods||Explore the working forest with local foresters and Kaniksu Land Trust|
|3 p.m.||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)
|5 p.m.||stay tuned!|
|6 p.m.||Kickoff Dinner||With a welcome from TFG board members and local leaders|
|7:30 p.m.||Historical tour and pub crawl of downtown Sandpoint||Meet in downtown Sandpoint, location TBA|
Saturday, June 10
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome Remarks||Shelby Rognstad, Mayor of Sandpoint Kieran Taylor, TFG Board of Directors|
|9 a.m.||Japanese Carpentry:
A View from the Inside
|Dale Brotherton, Tamuki Company|
|10 a.m.||Coffee Break||Meet our exhibitors and catch some demonstrations!|
|10:30 a.m.||Presentation: Indigenous Sturgeon Nose Canoe Carving||Shawn Brigman,
Salishan Sturgeon Nose Canoes
|11:30 a.m.||Presentation: History of Logging, the Late Boom Period||Ken Conger, Bonner County Historical Society|
|1 p.m.||Topic TBA||Joe Miller, Fire Tower Engineered Timber|
|2 p.m.||TFG Community Building Projects -
Become a Local Hero
former TFG Board Member
|3 p.m.||Coffee Break||Meet our exhibitors, visit KidsBuild, and more|
|3:30 p.m.||Axe Throwing and Hewing||Cedar Grove|
|5 p.m.||Presentation: The Bell Tower||Collin Beggs, Collin Beggs Timberframing &
Katie Egland Cox, Kaniksu Land Trust
Sunday, June 11
|9 a.m.||Introduction of the morning session|
|9:05 a.m.||What Your Engineer Needs||Jennifer Anthony, Fearless Engineers|
|10 a.m.||Designing for Mixed Media||Mira Steinbrecher, Architect & Designer|
|11 a.m.||Roundtable Discussion:
|How the engineer, designer, and timber framer can work together. Full panel TBA.|
|12 p.m.||Lunch & Thank yous|
Attendees can also check in on the 10-day Japanese timber framing workshop led by Kohei Yamamoto (http://somakosha.com) and Yann Giguere (https://www.mokuchiwoodworking.com/).
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!
Interested in participating in TimberFest as a sponsor? Contact Cate or Allison in the Guild office!
Not a camper? Check out the Hotel Ruby Sandpoint and use the promo code UIDAHO23 - rooms are limited!