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Our team is comprised of Ricardo Sierra and Craig Boynton.


They are joined by a changing crew of willing, active learners who are learning to cut, carve and shape beams and use hand tools.    These young people help keep the ancient craft of timber framing alive and well, both for their own home building aspirations as well as for others in the communities they eventually reside.   

Ricardo Sierra

Hawk Circle Executive Director


Rick's passion for timber framing began when he discovered the incredible difference living and using these historical and traditional spaces provided over modern buildings.    

He studied and practiced his skills through working with Craig Boynton, from Hinsdale, MA, through the linneage of Jack Sobon, using square rule and the Historical American Joinery aesthetic found throughout the New England and New York area.


Craig Boynton

Hawk Circle Timber Frames Lead Instructor

Craig learned timber framing with Tim Burube, building hand hewn barns and houses as well as multiple restorations and new structures throughout the Berkshires & the New England area.

He's an excellent teacher and loves using heirloom hand tools made in the heyday of the American Timber Framing era before modern 'stick framing' became prevalent.

Grant DeNies

Hawk Circle Head Wilderness Instructor

Hawk Circle Timberframe Shop Manager


Grant has been timber framing for several years, working on timber framed woodsheds, small cabins, Eagle House, and all of the timber-framed bridges here at Hawk Circle's campus.    

He loves old tools, keeping them sharp and well cared for, and carving fresh wood.

He also loves teaching anyone interested in learning timber framing!

Whether it's carving spoons, making fire without matches or building a beautiful cabin, Grant brings a eye for balance and a sense of appreciation for the gift of the trees.


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