How to Use Salvaged Timber and Reused Building Materials
Timber frame systems are a historic timeless natural building form that has been used for thousands of years. Ed’s lifetime passion for designing and building elegant, green structural systems will inspire attendees.
Architect/ Builder Ed Shure has nearly always known that he would follow a career that allowed him to make practical, beautiful things. To that end, he studied fine art and mechanical engineering and completed a machinist certification program. Until a working visit to Scandinavia in the early 1980′s revealed to him his true calling, Ed worked variously as an apprentice toolmaker in Kawasaki, Japan, mold maker in Hong Kong and Harley Davidson mechanic.
Since beginning his design/build practice in 1984, Ed has completed over 150 structures, many of his own design. He is a past president of the International Log Builders Association, was an editorial advisor for Log Home Guide Magazine and has taught, lectured and demonstrated his innovative techniques in timber and log construction for the Timber Framers Guild of North America. He encourages clients to build site-specific, ecologically sound structures using renewable wood sources and reclaimed salvaged materials whenever possible.