Timber Framers Guild

Timber Framers Guild

The Timber Framers Guild, a 501-C3 educational association, has registered and implemented a U.S. Department of Labor certified Apprenticeship Program.  Timber framing is a multi-disciplinary carpentry trade and its many aspects will be taught as part of the Guild apprenticeship program. One segment of this broad based education covers both the living timber framed architectural heritage, and necessary preservation methodologies.

The Guild has among its membership many preservation specialists, representing specialized skills in building types such as mills, steeples, covered bridges, and the study, documentation and restoration of regional timber frame typologies. These people have willingly shared their knowledge and unique skill sets and some have authored monographs published by the Guild, including NCPTT sponsored research such as Historic American Timber Joinery: a Graphic Guide.

Many of these same people have contributed to the Guild’s curricula, and will continue to refine this foundation the apprenticeship program, for use in the continued training of coming generations of timber framers.

The Guild does seek project based educational opportunities for Journeyworkers, Apprentices, Members, and the public as a means to deliver professional training in a workplace setting.

For more information on the Apprenticeship Program visit www.TFGuild.org or contact the Timber Framers Guild at: info@tfguild.org, PO Box 295, 9 Mechanic St Alstead, NH 03602-0295.

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  2. Evelyn Terry says:

    I’d like very much to speak to someone about how to reconstruct a mud mill at the site of my grandfather George Black’s house and brickyard. It is a National Register site with local landmark designation. An archectural historian is helping prepare the tax credit application for the house. However come spring, I need a mud mill to make some bricks by hand like my grnd dat did in the early 1900’s until about 1970. I have lots of his original bricks that we found in the brickyard but had to stop digging because the archeologist at Old Salem Museum and Gardens said the site must be done with professional guidance. Interest is high so I want to move ahead as soon as possible and am seeking out any resources that have the credentials to assist.
    Briefly my grandad was George Black who made bricks by hand from the late 1800’s when after he walked to Winston-Salem from Randoulph county in 1889 at age 10. His bricks are at Williamsburg, Old Salem and in many buildings in NC; some even in South America.
    Thanks for reading this. If you can recommend resources, I have the drawings of what his mud mull looked like and khow how it worked. Thanks for reading this. I hope you will respond but understand is you cant. Evelyn Terry. George Black’s granddaughter trying to preserve his legacy.

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