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Carpenters Without Borders

Nov 8, 2020 | Forum, News

Recently Carpenters Without Borders was in the news when they constructed a three ton oak truss, in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, by hand. This truss is similar to the one destroyed in the fire last year. By making this oak trust, they demonstrated the expertise and all the labour involved when Notre Dame was constructed.

Kirian Ridley, Getty

Kirian Ridley, Getty

Carpenters Without Borders, which is run from France, has a primary focus each year that alternates between a French-based project one year and an international project every second year. These carpenters have, for instance, reconstructed a wooden drawbridge for a castle in Normandy that dates back to the 11th century. They have also built a wooden legal centre for refugees in France.

Alain Jockard, Getty

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