Barn Raising

Saturday, September 12


212 Center Street, Ithaca NY


Timber framing is a traditional building method using large timbers joined with pegged mortise-and-tenon joints to create the structures of barns, houses, and other buildings.  In this introductory workshop, an overview of traditional timber framing techniques will be followed by an outdoor demonstration.  Participants will receive handout materials and a bibliography for further reading.  The class is open to people of all abilities.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served.


Registration is limited to 15 participants; please register by calling Historic Ithaca, 273-6633, or by email to  $25 general public/ $20 Friends of Historic Ithaca.


Mr. Lazarus, proprietor of Lazarus & Company, House and Barn Riggers, has worked on, in and under more than 300 houses, barns and other structures.  Over the years his company’s specialty has become the structural repair of timber-framed barns and houses and their foundations. His company has moved or lifted over 100 buildings. All their work is on antique structures and repairs are completed using traditional framing techniques but with modern tools.


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