VMI Timberframing, 2013

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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So last year I went with MassArt to Virginia to take part in a collaborative project between said school, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Timber Framer’s Guild.  And this year we did it again.  Most students, more cadets, and more fun.  The students designed the structure for a Habitat for Humanity community that was […]


A Barn for the Old Stone House

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Brownington, VT.  The Old Stone House was constructed back in the 1800s by Alexander Twilight, the first black college graduate of the U.S., out of massive stones, to be a schoolhouse for the children of Brownington.  A barn used house the students’ animals which they would use for food and money for their schooling, but […]


VMI Timberframing 2012

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

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The Virignia Military Institute conducted a timberframing project near their campus in Virginia, and members of our Sculpture department were lucky enough to participate.


The Gwozdziec Synagogue in Sanok, Poland

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

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Yup, I went to Poland.  To help build a timber frame synagogue.  A replica of the 1731 place of worship.  It was pretty awesome. The Timber Framer’s Guild was commissioned to build this structure, and Handshouse Studio organized a student volunteer opportunity to help with its construction.  My group flew into Warsaw, where we stayed […]


Covered Bridge at Wason Pond in Chester, NH

Monday, August 15th, 2011

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Commemorative timber framed covered bridge over a dam This was a post-Poland project (somebody said I’d caught the timber framing bug) at Wason Pond in Chester, New Hampshire.  It was a week-long project held by the TFG, and I was able to help out for a good two days on a brief vacation from working […]