Thursday, November 4, 2021
6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT
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Join us to hear about Paul Tuller's journey to save a traditional Japanese house right here in New England! In the summer of 1987, the Brattleboro Museum commissioned two Japanese carpenters to construct a Japanese timber frame as part of an exhibit exploring Japanese culture. Paul Tuller helped raise the frame that summer, but when the exhibition was over, the frame was deconstructed and packed away. Years later, in 2004, Paul found the frame at the Farm School in Athol, MA. Seeing the frame in neglect, Paul bought the pieces "as is", and set to work restoring and reviving the structure. Learn how Paul meticulously rebuilt this wonderful house using traditional Japanese carpentry and architectural methods, and how traditional Japanese carpentry and architecture differs from traditional western methods.
Paul Tuller has been designing and building custom furniture and architectural elements for more than 35 years. The majority of his work is inspired by traditional Japanese design and made using Japanese hand tools. From his workshop in southwestern New Hampshire, Paul has created interior spaces and furnishings that have been installed throughout New England and as far away as Florida and California. In the summer of 1987, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center commissioned the construction of two timber frames, one being Japanese made by Japanese architects. Paul Tuller helped raise the Japanese frame in Brattleboro. Years later, in 2004, Paul found the frame and brought it to his home in Dublin, New Hampshire. Paul spent the next 15 years restoring the frame and finishing the interior in traditional Japanese style. He completed the house one week before his daughter's wedding, which was held in front of the house.
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