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About Heartwood

Articles about Heartwood have appeared in the following magazines and newspapers; some of them are reprinted here.


    Berkshire Eagle,
      Oct. 18, 1985.
      July 20, 1992
      June 23, 1996
      Oct. 17, 1999
      Sept. 4, 2011 (pdf download)
      April 13, 2014 (pdf download)

      Albany (NY) Times Union, Sept. 26, 2013

      USA Today, June 24, 1983.

      Boston Globe, Aug. 24, 1990.

      Springfield (MA) Republican, Feb. 9, 1984; July 20, 1990.

      Philadelphia Enquirer, May 30, 1982; Apr. 21, 1991.

      Litchfield (CT) County Times, February, 2014 (pdf download)


    "Hands-On Architecture"  Berkshire HomeStyle  June 2015. p. 30-32

    "Inside Storey: Hannah Fries, Timber Framing at Heartwood"  June 2014.

    "Heart of the Home" Berkshire Magazine, April 2014.

    "The Essential Timber Frame Joint" (article) Fine Homebuilding  May 2012, #228. p.42

    "The Essential Timber Frame Joint" (video) Fine Homebuilding  May 2012

    "How to Use a Japanese—Style Pull Saw" (video), Fine Homebuilding 2012, #224. p.86 (article)

    "Tailgate: The Heroes of Homebuilding" Fine Homebuilding 2010, #214. p.106

    "Hybrid Timber Frames," Fine Homebuilding, 2009, #206, pp. 68-73.

    "10 Rules for Finish Carpentry," Fine Homebuilding, 1998, # 113, pp. 78-83.

    "Wooden Joinery," Wood Design & Building, Summer 2009, #47, pp. 39-44.

    "Raising a 12 x 16 Timber Frame" Fine Homebuilding,  2004, #166, pp. 94-99.

    Scantlings, the newsletter of the Timber Framers Guild, October 1999

    Fine Homebuilding, February/March 1983; February/March 1989.

    "A Student's Journey" Timber Framing, #61; September, 2001.

    Continental Airlines Profiles, July 1991.

    Timber Frame Homes, "Diary from a Timber Frame Workshop," Summer 1997.

    East/West Journal, July 1984; April 1989.

    Timber Framing,, March 2016 (book review of Will Beemer's Learn to Timber Frame)

    Traditional Building,, October 2017 (book review of Will Beemer's Learn to Timber Frame)

    Yankee Magazine, January/February 2016
    Home, June 1992
    Country Journal, Oct. 1984; January 1987.
    This Old House, March/April 1996.
    Family Handyman, March 1980; December/January 1997.
    New Remodeling, April 1996.
    Mother Earth News, November/December 1982.
    Popular Science, May 1983.

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