Roundwood Timber Framing Course

Summary information

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
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.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01730 823166
Droxford Road
Contact name: 
Suz Lambert
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
09:30 - 17:00
21 July 2020 to 24 July 2020
Venue information

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