The 2018 class in Ashland produced timber style doors for Gates built in previous years. Again we used Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Such a beautiful wood that is strong and durable. Truly a blessing to have it available. The door frames are joined with pinned mortise and tenons. All hand planed. These will last for a very long time!

2017’s Econest course project was a simplified Gate for a rear entrance to the property in Ashland. The material is Alaskan Yellow Cedar for framing and Western Red Cedar roof boards. Various Japanese joints were used included mortise and tenons, dovetails and splices. The students first learn to tune their tools, then cutout the joints and finally hand plane the components. It was a full, busy week and a lot was learned!