After an extensive restoration and renovation of a 19th century high-drive barn in Fairfax, the Vermont Woodworking School opened its doors to the general public Feb. 7 for its grand opening.
Vermont Woodworking School's red, three-story, high-drive barn and the farmhouse on the property both underwent an extensive privately financed historic preservation and renovation.
The barn now houses a 5,000 square foot woodshop on the first floor, and a space for resident woodshop members on the second floor.
The barn is heated with two biofuel furnaces partially funded through a grant from the USDA. The farmhouse contains instructor housing and dorms.
The Vermont Woodworking School is allied with the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers to offer education with the purpose of furthering the art of woodworking and furniture-making in the state of Vermont.