October 2016 Meeting – John Miller

The October speaker is John Miller, an owner and manager of Cascade Joinery, in Ferndale, WA. He has spent his entire career in construction and cabinet making, working first in cabinet shops and later in 3 timber frame companies. John helped start Dreaming Creek Timber Frame Homes in 1991, where he spurred its growth from creating timber frames with portable power tools to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. John came to Cascade Joinery in 2006, where he is able to work in the field as well as the office for clients up and down the west coast, including Alaska and Hawaii. John has been active in national organizations, such as the Timber Framer’s Guild and Timber Frame Business Council, including terms as President of both.

John will be speaking about Cascade Joinery and the process of timber framing. He will cover the materials used and how they are prepared. He will talk about using hand, power tools, and (CNC) Machines to cut large scale joinery and will also cover the process of timber frame projects from shop drawings to installation. The talk will wind up with a slide show of completed projects. If you’re interested in the beautiful art of timber framing or how to create joinery measured in inches, rather than eighths, this is the program for you.

Learn more about Cascade Joinery at www.cascadejoinery.com


I-5 to Exit 226 (Kincaid Street Exit). Go East up the hill. This is Broadway Street. Turn right on S. 13th Street and go about 6 blocks.The Hillcrest Park is on the right. Turn right into the parking lot in front of Hillcrest Lodge.

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