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: jowl postsMonday 23 - Friday 27 April 2018
    9am-5pm Frequently asked questions The course In this workshop the primary timbers of a timber-framed building, namely the posts, plates, beams and cills will be lined-out, scribed, cut and fitted. This course will focus on historic tools and techniques. This workshop aims to develop the students’ knowledge and experience to the specific problems facing the... (more info)
  • Oak timber framing: roof framingMonday 15 - Friday 19 October 2018
    9am-5pm Frequently asked questions 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... (more info)