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Anyone interested in learning how to construct a timber frame. This is a practical course using hand tools and participants will be actively working on preparing the frame and cutting joints throughout the course.


To teach the practical skills required to construct an oak framed structure. Participants will construct a small frame which can be completed and erected within the five days of the course. This will provide them with hands-on experience of the main techniques and skills of timber framing which they can then apply to their own projects.

Participants will work together to construct a frame 8ft by 10ft or larger, and the roof frame. This will provide the opportunity to learn the main techniques and skills in laying out the frame, marking and cutting the joints, constructing the roof, making oak pegs and erecting the frame. This is a practical course using hand tools and also demonstrating the use of power tools. The course will cover traditional and modern framing techniques. There will be an introductory session on planning and managing a timber frame project and general discussion/ demonstration sessions but the emphasis will be on practical hands-on working. The course will be based in and around the workshop. 

  • Laying out timbers
  • Marking out joints
  • Cutting joints using hand tools,
  • Demonstration of use of power tools
  • Making oak pegs
  • Constructing the roof
  • Completing the frame
  • Erecting the frame
Entry Requirements:


No previous knowledge or experience is required.


The course will be held in our Forestry workshop. We may occasionally work outside. Please wear work clothing and safety footwear. All tools will be provided. 

Dates & Location:

7th - 11th September 2020

9.00 - 16.30

Plumpton College


5 Days 


Course Fee £550

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