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Two tiny timber frames

Our framing projects in recent years have been getting smaller, partly due to the “tiny house movement” and also to the fact that people may be coming to their senses after the building frenzy of the past few decades. When … Continue reading

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Two chairs

Two completed chairs from our recent “Build Your Own Country Windsor Chair” course are shown here. On the left is Kirk Fox’s, and Heartwood apprentice Miwa Robbins built the one on the right.

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The History of Timber Framing

  The History of Timber Framing: a 2-day course with Jack Sobon Author, architect, timber framer and Guild founder Jack Sobon will again lead a two-day weekend workshop June 22 & 23 (Saturday & Sunday) exploring the history of our … Continue reading

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Course status April 29

Course status Our June 24–26 Timber Framing course is now full, but we still have room in our August 19–23 class. We also have room in the following upcoming courses: Intro to SketchUp for Timber Framers (May 30-June 1) Concrete … Continue reading

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A Sojourn to France

Heartwood Director Will Beemer (3rd from right, front row) is pictured with over 300 French compagnons timber framers at their recent meeting in Besançon. Will was invited along with two other Americans, Dennis Marcom from Bensonwood and Rick Collins from … Continue reading

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Heartwood alumnus first North American to become French compagnon

Heartwood alumnus Patrick Moore (Scribing 2008, Cruck Framing 2009, Raising & Rigging 2010) has become the first North American to graduate from aspirant to full-fledged compagnon in the French system. It has taken him over three years, living and working … Continue reading

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New Green Woodworking videos online

  Instructor Kevin Kiwak teaches three workshops at Heartwood that use traditional green (unseasoned) woodworking techniques. We have created three short videos that show more of the techniques, tools and project you’ll take home if you attend one of the … Continue reading

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Pegs or pins?

Heartwood Director Will Beemer had an article called “Making Riven Pins” recently published in the March 2013 issue of Timber Framing, the quarterly journal of the Timber Framers Guild. (We will have a reprint of this article available soon on … Continue reading

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Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Scholarships application deadline April 1st

Heartwood belongs to the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild, a group of professional craftsmen and women who live and work in the Berkshire area. The Guild offers scholarships each year to applicants between 16 and 25 years of age who are pursuing … Continue reading

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Heartwood at the Northeast Woodworkers Association Showcase

Heartwood at the Northeast Woodworkers Association Showcase Heartwood will be raising a cherry cruck timber-frame at the Northeast Woodworkers Association Showcase next weekend (March 23 & 24). The event, to be held at the Saratoga Springs (NY) City Center, is … Continue reading

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