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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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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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New article on Heartwood

A new article on Heartwood and a house we built 35 years ago. The first solar electric house in Berkshire County and a double envelope design. No one builds these designs anymore because the fire codes deemed them a hazard, … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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

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