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Cruck Framing added to 2016 schedule

We are adding a 5-day Cruck Framing course from May 16–20; the frame will be similar to the one shown below built in 2011. Cruck frames use large “bookmatched” curved timbers to transfer the weight of the roof directly down … Continue reading

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Yankee Magazine features Heartwood

The January/February issue of Yankee magazine features a one-page spread about Heartwood as part of its “Guide to Simple Living – A More Handmade Life”. Check it out at your local newsstand or bookstore.

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Scholarships available to attend Heartwood

There are three organizations that offer scholarships and have funded Heartwood students in the past: The Timber Framers Guild offers scholarships to Guild members to attend timber framing courses and Guild events (conferences, workshops). The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild gives preference … Continue reading

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We’re looking for projects for 2016

Our 2016 schedule is now posted on our website and registration is open! We are looking for course projects for next season, including: Timber frames (including a cruck frame) Tiny houses Earthen or brick outdoor bake ovens Concrete countertops If … Continue reading

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HEARTWOOD’S 2015 SEASON IS HISTORY!

We’ve just concluded the most successful season in our 38-year history: over 250 students in 23 courses, concluding with Tangent Handrailing (right) with instructor Billy Dillon.                 Previously in October “Art du Trait”, … Continue reading

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Bubble scribers are back and available for pre-order!

Bubble scribers are back – for awhile… Heartwood is partnering with Timber Homes LLC to produce a limited run (25) of the unique and innovative bubble scribers that are a mainstay of our Scribed Timber Framing course. These tools are … Continue reading

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Heartwood timber frame featured on Houzz today

Thanks to Brad Morse for getting this on Houzz today.

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Making Riven Pins

How to make riven pins (pegs) for timber framing. Continue reading

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WE’RE BUILDING A TINY HOUSE!

We had a great response to our notice in last month’s newsletter that we were looking for a tiny house to build. We chose John Page from Arkansas as this year’s client. John is an alumnus of a timber framing … Continue reading

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Timber Grading course kicks off Heartwood’s 2014 season

TIMBER GRADING COURSE KICKS OFF HEARTWOOD’S 2014 SEASON The first Timber Grading Training Course sponsored by the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC) was held from April 7th to 9th at Heartwood. This was a collaborative event: 19 architects, engineers and … Continue reading

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