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Carpentry Essentials with Evan Eskew & John Loercher (for beginners and intermediates)


  • Supersoul Farm 365 Schillings Crossing Road East Chatham, NY, 12060 United States (map)

This is an informative, fun, and relaxing weekend for those with some experience and those who have never picked up a tool. This workshop will give you all of the knowledge and skills needed to see your own project through from idea to completion.

The essential skills of carpentry include proper project planning, safe operation of both power and manual tools, understanding materials and application of basic construction details. All of these aspects will be covered during the weekend with the addition of break-out sessions on up-cycling, helpful computer software and wood crafts.

During the weekend we will work as a team to build a small wooden structure while enjoying the serene retreat landscape at nature at Supersoul Farm. This is a great opportunity to come get inspired and gain all the knowledge needed to take on your own carpentry projects at home.

Course Fee

Free onsite camping OR commuter* - $250
*Residential dorm option available upon request for additional fee. 

Fee Includes:
- course lessons
- building materials
- beautiful vegetarian meals
- optional yoga classes
- onsite camping 

About the Presenters

John Loercher is a Design/Build Architect with experience as a project manager, carpenter and fabricator. He is certified through OSHA (occupational safety and health administration) for job-site safety and is a certified Passive House consultant. He is currently the owner and principal consultant at Northeast Projects, a company that assists Owners, Architects and Builders in executing environmentally responsible retrofits as well as new construction.

Evan Eskew is a professional woodworker specializing in custom reclaimed wood design and fabrication. His career began in 2007 working for a general contractor on Long Island building and remodeling residential homes. In 2012 Evan began developing an upcycled jewelry/ woodworking brand known as Treepeace, with the intention to raise environmental awareness and respect. Evan hopes to influence a shift from disposability to sustainability through creativity, inspiration, and education.