Timber Framing One-Day Lesson at Timberline

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Timber Framing One-Day Lesson at Timberline

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June 2, 10am - 4pm (plus shuttle drive if participants ride the shuttle)

Girls 8 - 16 are welcome to join this day of timber framing lessons at Timberline Lodge.  

Girls Build is excited to partner with The Timber Framers Guild to introduce the next generation of craftspeople to this exciting beautiful building tradition. Participants will work with simple hand tools and learn from experienced craftswomen timber framers to build a mortise and tenon trail kiosk for the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge. Students will be introduced to the basics of timber framing, using hand tools safely, basic building engineering concepts and integrating and interacting with professional timber framers, designers, engineers, suppliers, architects, etc. all in one stunning location. The workshop will take place outdoors starting at 10am at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood during the Timber Framing Guild's upcoming conference and is open for girls aged 8-16. Registration for the day event is $80. Boxed lunches will be provided, and those  riding the chartered bus will receive a simple breakfast (bagels and yogurt, or something similar). 


What is timber framing?

Timber framing is a distinctive style of building construction in which heavy timbers frame the structure instead of slender, “stick-built” structures. Timber framing was a building practice used throughout the world until roughly 1900 when the demand for cheap, fast housing brought dimensional lumber to the construction forefront. In the 1970s, craftsman revived the timber framing tradition in the United States and have ushered the design style into the modern era. One of the most defining elements of a timber frame is its unique joinery. Heavy timber is joined together via mortises and tenons, then secured with wooden pegs.

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Girls bus up to Timberline where they spend the day with a group of timber framers, learning and practicing.