Timber frame construction workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Posted:  Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:00am
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Space is still available in the fall Midcoast Conservancy Timber Frame course at Hidden Valley Nature Center, from Oct. 10-13. The course is a four-day, hands-on experience, where eight students will have the opportunity to build a complete timber frame and participate in every step of the process from harvesting trees to raising the finished structure.

Students will work with two expert instructors to learn the basics of sustainable forestry and saw mill operation, building design principles, and hands-on building techniques for constructing a simple frame. By the end of the workshop students will have completed and raised the finished frame. Most class time will be spent with tools in hand and working in small groups.

Tuition is $450 for Midcoast Conservancy and MOFGA members, and $500 for all others. Scholarships may be available. Tuition includes lunch each day, use of all necessary tools, a cookout on Sunday and a Midcoast Conservancy membership. Complimentary housing at one of the huts is included if desired. Complete information and registration is available online at www.midcoastconservancy.org. This workshop is sponsored and supported by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc., Hancock Lumber, and Woodmizer Sawmills.

To register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/fall-timber-frame-course/, email info@midcoastconservancy.org, or call 207-389-5150.