Timber Framing Workshops


We're all about teaching and a weekend retreat or five day skills intensive is a great way to get started in the honored tradition of traditional timber framing.


We teach people from all skill levels about the art of joinery, the craft of 'joining' timbers together to create a uniquely interlocking building that is both beautiful and strong.


Classes involve both the historical part of American timber framing as well as hands on learning of design, layout, marking, sawing, cutting and chiseling beams to create a beautiful frame.   


We provide a list of tools you can bring to get you started, as well as a clothing and gear list for the weather and season your class is scheduled.


Participants can stay in our bunks and cabins, or set up a personal tent, if desired, and we have bathrooms and showers as well as a small farmhouse where food can be prepared and shared throughout the program.    In some classes, food is provided, but in other programs, it is not, to reduce the overall program fee.   There are, however, several restaurants and places to get quick food in Cherry Valley or Cooperstown, and supermarkets for groceries between or after classes and workshop time.


At this time, we don't have any workshops scheduled for the Fall of 2014 but look for a series of classes in timber framing and natural building to begin in the Spring of 2015 into the summer!