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.
CONTEST POINT, IDAHO
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.
HOUSE OF GOOD CHEER
A craftsman's take on the half-dovetail cabin, using delicate crooked wood and fragrant, hand-planed Port Orford cedar. Collin Beggs designed, built, and oversaw this home 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.
OREGON CRUCK BARN
One of the largest pure Timber Frames in Western North America, a 7,000-square-foot aisled cruck barn in Western style designed and built by Collin Beggs. A large community helped in the raising.
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.
SMALL TIMBER FRAMES
A variety of smaller projects: a garden gate, decorative industrial support, an exhibit booth, entryways, signposts, an extended covered porch area, and so on.