Wood and Log Preservation and Repair Workshop July 15-19
The National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program has announced that it has a few slots available for attending its Wood and Log Preservation Repair workshop, July 15-19 at Grand Teton National Park.
The five day Wood and Log Preservation and Repair workshop covers beginning wood science and log repair techniques to prepare trainees to effectively care for historic log structures.
Using the White Grass Dude Ranch as a laboratory, students will start the workshop studying the basics of wood structure, deterioration, and field investigation methods before progressing to hands-on practice in the field.
Afternoons will be spent in field sessions where trainees will have the opportunity to use traditional tools and experiment with log repair strategies under the direction of an expert craftsperson.
Trainees can expect additional lectures and group discussions that explore historic log construction techniques, project planning considerations, and finishes.
Tuition for this workshop is $250; home park trainees are $25; students are $50.
FREE lodging is available at the White Grass Dude Ranch
Travel, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the trainee.