Timber Framing from Norway to America: A Conversation with Dale Kittleson

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Timber Framing from Norway to America: A Conversation with Dale Kittleson

October 20, 2020 (7:30-8:30PM CDT) with Dale Kittleson

Level of Instruction
Everyone welcome.
$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non-members

Join us for a conversation with Master Timber Framer, Dale Kittleson, who recently raised Vesterheim's own Timber Frame in Heritage Park!  Learn the history of timber framing including grindbygg, a Scandinavian style of timber framing from Norway, and American Square Rule style. Learn why and how these styles shifted and changed with immigration, to what we see today. We will also get a sneak peak into Dale's process from the studio to what stands today in Heritage Park!

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: Register here. You will receive an email with a Zoom link for the program.

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About the Instructor

Dale Kittleson

Dale Kittleson

Dale Kittleson has been a professional timber framer and woodworker for over 25 years. He has taught classes at the Driftless Folk School and at the Wild Rose Timberframe shop near Decorah, Iowa. Favorite pastimes are riding his recumbent bicycle, spoon carving, collecting Ole and Lena jokes, fixing misfit bikes, and working on projects for his homestead in rural Winneshiek County where he lives with his wife, Frances.