I had the honor of teaching for the Northmen Guild in Ratnieki, Lativa. What Jēkabs creates through his workshops is much more than just a timber framing course though. It is an immersion into craft, spirit and brotherhood, the experience of which I will forever be changed and enriched by.
A guest home overlooking eagle’s nests, designed and built by Collin Beggs with inspiration drawn from local mining structures and fire towers. A deliberately-burned yaki maruta finish protects naturally curving timbers, complimented by hand-forged, custom hardware from preeminent blacksmith Jake James.
A highly insulated, eco-friendly Douglas fir building with Welsh medieval cruck entry, which Collin Beggs designed, built and oversaw to the last detail as a general contractor.
Collin Beggs designed and built the timber frame for this family home in Ketchum, Idaho. The principle structural element is a Kingpost Truss, inspired from a truss in St. Catherine’s, a sixth-century monastery in Mount Sinai, Egypt.
High atop Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, a structural post and beam house using reclaimed wood and reinforced with decorative metal. Designed by Boden Mountain Architecture.
A small and cozy Timber Frame home of about 1200 square feet, designed by Collin Beggs and built alongside owner/builder, Thomas Jenkins and a few of Jenkins' students.
A mix of rough sawn and veneer hewn Douglas fir, just over the pass from Jackson Hole. Designed and built by Collin Beggs, and featuring a King Post truss with an integrated cupola.
A structurally complex outdoor three-season seating area with a fireplace. Due to tight access between other buildings, Collin Beggs designed it so the Western Red Cedar roof could be lifted into place.
The first Timber Frame Collin Beggs designed and built, a simple structure featuring a double ridge beam inspired by Quebec Timber Framing. He used only traditional hand tools.