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Timber Framing 7-Day Workshop

September 1 - September 7

$1200 – $2400


Start: September 1
End: September 7
Cost: $1200 – $2400
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Wild Abundance School for Carpentry
72 Sanford Way
Weaverville, NC 28787 United States
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An in-depth, hands-on workshop in which you’ll raise a beautiful timber-framed structure as part of a team. You’ll learn how to read plans, prepare layouts, use the tools of the timber framing trade, and cut posts, beams, and bracing with mortise and tenon joinery using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques.


During this class, we’ll be assembling and raising a 16’x28’ timber structure. If you’re excited to learn the art of traditional timber framing, this workshop is for you. No experience is needed. You’ll be treated to:

  • Experienced, welcoming, and patient instructors
  • A supportive, non-competitive environment
  • Beautiful timber-framed classroom
  • Facility use and optional free camping


Receive Step-by-Step Guidance on How to Fabricate a Timber Frame:

In this timber framing class, we’ll work as a team to lay out, measure, cut, fit, and assemble a 16’X28’ pavilion.
In the beginning, we’ll have a pile of timbers, tools, and plans; by the end, we will have the elements of a beautifully crafted timber frame! Through demos, careful instruction, and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to do each step, including how to use some of the unique tools of the trade, and how to cut snug-fitting mortise and tenon joinery.

This class is completely hands-on; you’ll walk away with experience in every step of the process.

Part of the beauty of timber framing is that it has always been a group process. Ever heard of old-time barn-raisings? Those barns were timber-framed! Throughout this class, we’ll communicate with and support each other so that we can collaboratively craft a beautiful building. Then, at the end, we’ll assemble, fit, and raise the frame with our collective strength, and the help of some big machines.

Who This Timber Framing Class is For:

This class is appropriate whether you want to build timber framed buildings for yourself, are considering timber framing as a profession, or are a carpenter looking to expand your skills.
We’ll split up the class according to skill level managed by multiple instructors, so there will be accessible lessons for everyone, no matter what skills you begin with. You don’t need any prior knowledge of timber framing to take this class. Whether you’re a total newbie or experienced builder, a novice carpenter or artisinal woodworker, you will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill.



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