Timberframe house build on Danish TV, link for programs here.

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Hi LJ’s.

On Danish television we have a guy called ‘the farmer’... he makes some wonderful programs about how things were used to be done and try to live a more simple life style.

I am aware not many here speak Danish, but if you zap through these programs you will probably be able to find loads of inspiration still.

These are where he with help from Nordic friends build his house, there are a few episodes.

Here a in Wales building a boat and fence, a bit of English speaking.
Here finishing the boat:

Here he visit Roy Underhill:

Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 223 days ago

Thanks, Mads!
Anyone wanting to build a shaving horse could get some ideas here.
He uses an awesome tool to create that fence gate, too.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 223 days ago

Tack ska du ha mads. I grew up speaking Swedish with my parents and have been to Denmark 3 or so times when I visited family in Sweden. We used to make the stenaline trips there from Malmo. If I listen carefully I should get most of it. It’s ver interesting so far. During my lunch break ill watch some more

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 223 days ago

Thanks Mads. I will give it a look. I probably won’t understand much of it. I can read written Danish fine, but the spoken language is not even understood by the majority of Norwegians. I suppose it is the same for Danes listening to Norsk. I can understand Swedish a lot better, but it’s more difficult to read, but also understandable with a little concentration. I never thought I would leave the States so I leaned a little Spanish since I thought I might visit Mexico one day. I learned to count to ten in Spanish and it only took 3 months!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 223 days ago

Thanks for posting this Mads. I had a great time watching it although I could not understand a word until the end when they were singing the Simon and Garfunkel song, “The Boxer”, I could “understand” what he was doing. I had a big dream when I was a younger man that to build a timberframe home. I even had one designed and nearly ready to build. That dream never came true, I’m sad to say but my love for the building style remains.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 223 days ago

Interesting! I need to take some time to look closely at them. Thanks!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#6 posted 222 days ago

Couldn’t understand most of it but it was really cool to watch. Thanks for the post.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 222 days ago

The last one with Roy also has Colonial Williamsburg and Peter Ross in it, great show and makes me wish I knew Danish.

I’ve found you can learn most things over the internet, but I’ve been having a surprisingly hard time finding good information on the basics of timber framing. How to do the basic joints etc.

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#8 posted 218 days ago

Really kool

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