Timber Framing - course outline


Learn about

  • Timber selection - quality, species, properties
  • Joint options, traditional proportions of jointing and why they work, pegs and proper pegging of connections
  • Using a basic, traditionally inspired tool kit – where to source tools and what to look out for with secondhand purchases
  • Setting out methods – essentially traditional but with some changes and slightly different tool choices
  • Cutting techniques with a basic tool kit
  • Safe handling and test assembly of components to check for accuracy
  • Traditional numbering systems
  • Final test-assembly of the finished section of framing then stacking for raising at a later date

Skills development
  • Confidence with hand tools
  • Increased familiarity with traditional joinery options
  • An understanding of traditional tools and techniques
  • A better understanding of vernacular timber buildings


Date/time: 9.00-4.00 Tuesday 20th - Friday 24th March 2018

Main Tutor: Rick Lewis of Traditional Oak Carpentry



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Course Fee



  timber frame tools and students