Timber framer Gerald David is a timber framing instructor at North House Folk School. David apprenticed in Aachen, Germany, which provided him with the solid foundation for an education in the wood trades. After his apprenticeship, he completed the traditional three year Journey, which broadened his horizon at every turn and gave him many varied opportunities to learn, apply and share. After working throughout Germany, in France, Switzerland and the US, David settled for five years in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Working with preservation experts he learned about the long and evolving history of timber framing in America. David joined the Timber Framers Guild in 2008 and a growing involvement led to many teaching engagements in workshops around the country and overseas. The connections made introduced him to log building, a very much related trade with equally deep history. During three years of log building and timber framing in Vermont, he met and married his Minnesotan wife and now lives in Duluth, Minnesota where he is exploring the built environment of Finnish heritage and craftsman style splendor.