German style timber frame at North House Folk School

In July 2015 I taught my first timber framing course at North House Folk School.


What I bring to an already rich timber framing curriculum at this amazing school on the shore of lake superior is a style of the craft that is inspired by my German roots: Fachwerk.


Fachwerk means constructing walls that create compartments to be infilled. This means much closer studding than in for example an American timber framed barn. This also means much more joinery to lay out and cut, which gives students plenty of repetition to practice on.

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