Aug 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Bert Sarkkinen
The Evolution of Timber Framing and the Wild West
Today's timber frame industry is the love child of the elegant European building methods and the fast, frenetic building methods of the wild west. Both building methods were pragmatic solutions for the societies of their time. Today's Timber framing reflects the desirable strengths of both methodologies.
Society's love affair with exposed beam construction continues to this day. 7 unique timber styles included in this presentation will underscore this point. The presentation will close with a short narrative about volunteer bridge building in Estonia. Our speaker is a member of the Timber Framer's Guild which helped organize this project.