Author Archives: heartwoodadmin

Straw Bale Panels for timber frames

Heartwood alumna Jane Strong is building her dream home – a timber frame, of course. But she has also pioneered the use of a new straw bale panel enclosure system from Canada. Here are a some photos we took a … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni projects | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Straw Bale Panels for timber frames

Timber Grading course is full

Our Timber Grading course from April 7–9, 2014 is now full with 20 students. We will start a waiting list that will include notice of when the course will be offered again. Please fill out the Request Form on our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Timber Grading course is full

Timber Grading course now open for registration

A Timber Grading course will be offered from April 7-9, 2014 at Heartwood, sponsored by the Timber Frame Engineering Council of the Timber Framers Guild. For details, see our website here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Timber Grading course now open for registration

Two finished scribe projects from 2013

One the left (below) is the “Hobbit House” now at home pondside in Willamsburg MA, and on the right is the kiosk for the new Butterfly House at Project Native in Housatonic MA. Both projects were part of our 2013 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two finished scribe projects from 2013

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

Posted in Heartwood projects | Comments Off on Two tiny timber frames

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.

Posted in Projects, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two chairs

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The History of Timber Framing

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Course status April 29

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Sojourn to France

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heartwood alumnus first North American to become French compagnon