Architect Ed Shure has nearly always known that he would follow a career that allowed him to make practical, beautiful things. To that end he studied fine art and mechanical engineering, and completed a machinist certification program. Until a working visit to Scandinavia in the early 1980′s revealed to him his true calling, Ed worked variously as an apprentice toolmaker in Kawasaki, Japan, mold maker in Hong Kong and Harley Davidson mechanic.
Since founding Timmerhus in 1984, Ed has completed over 130 structures, many of his own design. He is a past president of the International Log Builders Association, was editorial advisor for Log Home Guide Magazine and has taught, lectured and demonstrated his innovative techniques in timber and log construction for the Timber Framers Guild of North America. He encourages clients to build site specific, ecologically sound structures using renewable wood sources and reclaimed salvage materials whenever possible.