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Wood and Log Preservation and Repair

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Primary contact: Erin Gibbs
Where: Moose, WY
Jul 25 - 29, 2022

Overview

Log structures are some of the most versatile, enduring, and widespread resources found in the United States. The five-day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers basic wood science and beginner log repair techniques to prepare trainees to care for these important buildings. Using the White Grass Dude Ranch as a laboratory, students will start the workshop studying the basics of wood structure and deterioration. Trainees will then practice field investigation, condition assessment, and identification of root causes of deterioration in the field at a historic cabin. The second half of the week is focused on using traditional tools to scribe, saddle notch, and flatten logs – the basic techniques used in a variety of log repairs. Trainees can expect additional group discussions that explore historic log construction, project planning, and finishes.

Instructors

  • Ron Anthony, President and Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates
  • Tim Green, Lead Preservation Craft Trainer, Historic Preservation Training Center

Tuition

  • $500 – General participant
  • $50 – Student (at least half time in an accredited institution)
  • $25 – Grand Teton National Park employees

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