Learn Timber Framing
Learn how to Timber frame
The idea behind the workshops is to pass on the knowledge I have gained to those people wishing to either learn the craft of Timber Framing with a view to building their own frame, or those who simply have a passion for working with wood. I have been frequently asked by auto constructors, (people wanting to build their own home/project), if they can work with me and be part of building their own frame. The idea then struck me to hold workshops and invite these auto constructors and other students to come and learn, hands-on, the entire process from design, planning, and then cutting and raising their own frame, and giving other people the chance to learn as well.
This years workshop will be held in Mellionnec, Brittany, France and is an introduction to timber framing. It is a 5 day course, running Monday to Friday. We will cover aspects of design principles, timber selection, mathematics and trigonometry, the laying out of and cutting joints and finally raising of the frame, which will be a traditional Saltbox Frame. This is an introductory course and will include marking and executing of the frame and my aim is that every student will finish the course with the knowledge and ability to construct their own timber frame. So come and join us.