ABOUT THE COURSE
During this 4 day course, you will be creating a one bay cruck frame starting with winter felled trees and finishing with a standing frame. We will be covering all aspects of roundwood timber framing including:
The necessary foundations and ground works
The selection of suitable timber species for frames
The selection of poles and the peeling process
Framing bed introduction and layouts
The theory and practice of cutting various joints involved in a structure.
The tools required, including the use of a log scribe
Visit to a completed roundwood timber framed building
Discussion of various natural materials and finishes e.g. shingles, green roofs, rendered straw bales, sheep wool etc
The course culminates with the raising of the finished frame
THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU
Understanding of how to select the correct timber and poles
Experience of peeling, framing beds, cutting various joints including scribed half laps, mortice and tenons, and raising a completed frame
Opportunity to use traditional tools
Understanding of various natural materials and finishes
A full course booklet will be provided to all participants to enable you to take on projects of your own whether it is a self-build home or a pergola for your garden.
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