The Finger Lakes Museum (FLM) has collaborated with Rob Hughes of Big Beams Timber Frames in Cohocton, NY, to offer an Intro to Timber Framing Workshop the week of July 22nd-26th. Sponsored by New Energy Works Timberframers, this five-day class will teach participants the steps to create a structure that will enhance the Creekside Center on the Museum campus.
Course Instructor Rob Hughes returns for the FLM’s third timber-framing workshop. Two years ago, the initial workshop participants worked together under Rob’s direction to erect a timber frame lean-to structure on the north side of the Creekside Center. Last summer’s timber frame participants constructed an octagon pavilion that sits on the shore of Keuka Lake on the FLM wetland property. For this year’s workshop, a lean-to kayak housing structure will be built to add to the FLM Creekside Center.
Each day of the 8 am to 4 pm workshop, participants will have hands-on experience working with tools while learning the history and significance of the art of timber framing. The cost of the workshop is $300, with lunch provided. Class size is limited to ensure individualized instruction and registration information can be found online.
New Energy Works Timberframers has been designing and building environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA for more than 30 years from their headquarters in Farmington, NY and from McMinnville, Oregon. Offerings include: Timber Framing (design, engineering, manufacturing, and build), Enclosure Systems, Fine Woodworking, and Recycled and Sustainable Wood Products. New Energy Works has LEED AP staff members, is a member of the US Green Building Council, and is FSC-certified.
The Finger Lakes Museum is located at 3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport. For more information on New Energy Works Timberframers, visit their website. For more information about Rob Hughes and his timber frame projects, visit his website.
Photo of Participants of the 2017 Timber Frame Workshop at FLMA provided.