Timber Framing From Scratch

A superb opportunity to gain hands-on experience of timber-framing, led by Museum carpenter-in-residence, Joe Thompson. A series of practical courses introducing students to the historic use of structural oak framing, tools and techniques. Together these courses give a thorough grounding in traditional timber-framing, but students are welcome to take courses in any order, or simply choose just one course which most fits their needs. This is a unique series of courses, covering three major timber-framing techniques.
  • Oak timber framing: wall framingMonday 16 - Friday 20 October 2017
    9am-5pm The course In this workshop the secondary timbers of a timber-framed building, namely braces and studs, will be lined out, scribed, cut and fitted to a simple frame constructed on a previous oak timber framing workshop. This workshop will reflect modern workshop practice with the demonstration of portable power tools as well as the... (more info)
  • Oak timber framing: roof framingMonday 13 - Friday 17 November 2017
    9am-5pm The course The workshop is designed to enable students to frame both a gable and a hipped roof over two simple frames constructed on two previous Timber Framing From Scratch workshops. It covers the lining out, cutting and fitting of common, principal, hip and jack rafters. The tools and techniques introduced in this workshop... (more info)
  • Square rule timber framingMonday 2 - Friday 6 October 2017
    9am – 5pm The course A hands-on workshop learning how the North Americans were fabricating timber frames in the nineteenth century. Their system had evolved from the “melting pot” of European carpentry cultures combined with the straight timbers available from the virgin forests. However the roots of the new system can clearly be seen in... (more info)
  • Historic building conservation courses brochure
    Download our Historic Building Conservation course brochure to see all of the interesting courses that we are running in 2017. If you would like to receive a brochure through the post email [email protected] or call 01243 811021. Booking To book on a course, use the menu on the left to navigate through our range of... (more info)