JEFFERSON, Maine — Hidden Valley Nature Center’s next four-day timber framing class is set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 27–30. The class is co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.
The hands-on class will lead students through the process, from felling the trees to the finished product. Participants will go into the woods with a knowledgeable forester and learn what trees are cut and why. They will help mill the logs into timbers on the portable bandsaw mill. They will learn basic joinery techniques and use power and hand tools to construct a small structure.
Bob Lear, who has more than two decades of timber framing experience, will lead the class.
Those who want to purchase a timber frame rugged building can have one built for them.
Program cost is $500, $450 HVNC, MOFGA and SWOAM members, including breakfast, lunch and materials. Some scholarships are available from MOFGA. No previous carpentry experience is necessary. For information, contact www.hvnc.org, 207-586-6752 or email@example.com.