Current Classes

Introduction to Timber Framing
When: April 25th - May 1st, 2021 (Sunday thru Saturday)
Cost: $700 per person
Location: Valley, WA (1 hour north of Spokane)

David Kretchmar and Jed Petterson of Sandpoint, ID will be leading our Intro to Timberframing workshop taking place this spring at our new 40 acre campus in Valley, WA.  Participants will take part in and learn the aspects of building a small traditional wood joinery 3 bent 14X20 timberframe structure from the layout process, the cutting of the mortises and tenons and making pegs, and the raising of the frame by the end of the week, all using simple hand tools.  No previous experience required! 

We have room for 8 workshop participants.  A deposit of $350 will hold your space, and the balance of $350 will be due by April 24th, 2021.  A full refund will be offered if the workshop is canceled due to Covid19 or another untimely pandemic. Tuition covers workshop instruction and use of the campus facilities for the duration of the workshop.  Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop site, and meals/food while they are there.  There will likely be 1-2 pot luck meals during the workshop.

Participants are welcome to camp on site for the duration of the workshop, or lodging can be found in the nearby communities of Chewelah or Loon Lake.  If you are camping please bring your own tent or camp trailer and camping gear.  There will be a porta-potty on-site and potable water will be ava
ilable for drinking and cooking.  The Bridges to the Past Campus is raw land and there will be no electrical or sewer hookups available, and there are no showers. Workshop participants are encouraged to buy a copy of "Learn to Timber Frame" by Will Beemer and read beforehand.  If you have timber framing tools you are welcome to bring them and use them (clearly labeled with your name).  
Daily Schedule: Start around 9am, work until noon, hour break for lunch, work 1-5pm.  

To register click HERE
It will take you to our Fall Camp website and it will walk you through electronic payment options.

Bridges to the Past is offering classes in ancestral living skills through our extended week-long workshop in May of each year called Between The Rivers Gathering .  We also host a similar camp in October: FallCamp. Check them out and plan to come camp with us and enjoy a broad range of subjects from many instructors in an immersion setting!

See past classes we have offered: click here!
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