Blacksmith Shop Annex

A well-cut 50 x 50-ft. frame was built for use as a workshop annex to the blacksmith shop at John C. Campbell Folk School. It's set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, two hours from Asheville.


John C. Campbell Folk School, partner/sponsor

Compagnons du Devoir–Charpente International

Client heroes
John Clarke, maintenance director–project coordinator
Paul Garrett, resident artist blacksmith

TFG local hero
Charles Judd

Notable aspects
The building features dramatic high ceilings for a spacious work area and passive cooling ventilation.  Iron blacksmithing details are integrated into the frame.

TFG leaders
Joel McCarty, Will Beemer, Gabel and Whit Holder, George and Stephen Morrison, Peter Bull, Rick Collins, Pavel David

Call for participants / Internet Archive

Scouting Around: Blacksmiths work together to raise a new barn / Cherokee Scout, 25 Jun 2009

Going Up / Cherokee Scout, 25 Jun 2009

Blacksmith Shop / John C. Campbell flickr

Building the timber frame forge at the folk school / YouTube/John C. Campbell Folk School
Timber Framers trailer / YouTube/John C. Campbell Folk School, Jason Ledfordf

John C. Campbell Folk School, Joel McCarty

Scantlings 144, 147

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Project Short Description

Open-air Pavilion

Project Details

  • Location Brasstown, North Carolina
  • Year 2009

Nontoxic, biodegradable, sustainable
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