Timber Framing Workshop in Fort Plain, NY, June 5-11, 2011

Introduction to Timber Framing with Sarah Highland and Liz Johndrow

June 5 – 11 in Fort Plain NY

We will learn to lay out and cut traditional timber joinery using the Square Rule layout system and a variety of vintage tools. The focus will be on cutting with hand tools to learn skills which may then be applied to both hand and power tool work. We will be cutting portions of a house frame, with a partial raising at the end of the workshop. Through this project we will examine the basic joinery necessary for building many simple timber frames. Evening slide shows and talks will explore engineering and design principles and look at wider applications of timber framing in both historic and new structures.

To learn more about Sarah Highland’s work, visit¬†www.highlandartisan.com.