Timber Framing for Women and Gender Non-Conforming Folks

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

This course is offered as a comfortable space to learn the basics of timber framing for people who may not feel welcomed in the almost-uniformly male culture found in construction. It is specifically and only for women and gender non-conforming folks and will be taught by two women timber framers. Students should expect to come […]

$1,280

Timber Frame Design & Joinery Decisions – Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

In this course, we will cover the architectural and structural basics for designing timber frame structures that are both functional and beautiful. It is geared towards timber framers who want to know where to place timbers, how to size them, which wooden joints to select, and why. We will cover design and drafting principles required […]

$640

Timber Framing Raising and Rigging Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

OVERVIEW: Here is an opportunity to learn the few, but necessary, knots (a dozen or so) needed by the timber framer to safely lift heavy loads and tying off timbers for shipment. Students will practice these knots until they own them. All the elements of a knot, bend, and hitch will be covered. The rigging […]

$1,100

Timber Frame Preservation Class

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

A Guide to Understanding, Documenting, and Repairing Historic Timber Framed Buildings Beginning with a brief history of the craft of timber framing and an understanding of historic joinery and traditional layout systems, participants will learn methods for documenting and dating historic structures with both traditional methods and high-tech gadgetry. The course will address the evolution […]

$1,070

Timber Framing Class – Fundamentals of Scribing

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

Scribing is an art as much as a craft, requiring a good eye and a steady hand. It involves laying out and transferring joinery intersections from one timber to another using plumb bobs, levels, and marking devices instead of tape measures and math. This traditional method is useful for incorporating out-of-square, naturally curved, or oddly […]

$1,280

Timber Framing Course: English Scribe

Heartwood School Johnson Hill Road, Washington, MA, United States

OVERVIEW: The majority of historic timber framed structures in the United States built before 1800 were scribed using a system brought here from the British Isles. It did not involve the use of plumb bobs, piquage, or full-size drawings lofted on a shop floor. It was a simple, direct method using primarily the square that […]

$1,500