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Heritage Park Historical Society & Crazy Creek Timber Frame Structures Timberframe Workshop and Raising '04

Our first ever timberframe workshop and traditional hand-raising was a huge success!
Students in our week-long workshop learned the art of timber framing hands-on by
fabricating a 20' x 40 timberframe for the new Heritage Park Atlas Lumber Co.

Everyone did a great job and the frame looked beautiful! We weren't finished yet, though, it still had to be raised.

Now-a-days cranes are used to lift the timberframe bents in place, and many of us had never taken part in a
traditional hand-raising before.We were very excited.

With the help of 40 volunteers and some hard work the frame went up quickly- in a matter of hours! It was just
like an old barn raising would have been, when whole communities gathered to help. We're glad to be part of an
event and a building that will last for hundreds of years and many generations. Below are some photographs of the raising.

(Click on the images to the right to see two different animations of the raising)

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