Bill Beckett talks with Tim Chauvin, President of Red Suspenders Timber Frames and the coordinator for the Timber Framers' Guild Project, to talk about the Lake Naconiche Pavilion Project which will take place from March 20-28 on Lake Naconiche in East Texas. For information about this project and how you can get involved go to the Guild's Web Site at www.tfguild.org or call 855-598-1803.
This rendering of a park pavilion on Lake Naconiche will be built by the Timber Framers Guild during a nine-day workshop in March.
Credit Timber Framers Guild
The Timber Framers Guild, based in Becket, Massachusetts, will build a park pavilion in Nacogdoches in March as part of an intensive workshop led by four master craftsmen. The Guild represents this age-old construction technique of building structures with joined timbers. Unlike modern carpentry, it does not rely on high-tech power tools to get the job done.
Nacogdoches timber framer Tim Chauvin said this hands-on workshop will attract students and apprentices from all over the country. For some, it’ll be a world away from their day job.