This three-day class is for students who have completed an introductory timberframe class and would like to learn more. Students will concentrate on timberframe design and advanced layout techniques. We will also address historic timberframe joinery, modern joinery choices, and basic timberframe engineering. While there won’t be time to produce a timberframe project, students will have the opportunity to learn and practice square-rule, scribe-rule, and French scribe layout techniques. We also plan to demonstrate joining “less than perfect” timbers, “live-edge” timbers, and round into square. We will tailor the class to the students’ needs and interests. If you are currently designing or cutting a timberframe, bring along your ideas and/or plans. Students should come prepared with timber frame layout tools and a construction calculator.
Course start time: Friday, 9am
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm
- Competency Level: Intermediate
- AIA credits: 21 -- Qualifies for HSW and SD
The following books or workbooks all have good sections on design, timber and timber frame engineering and basic lay out systems and techniques.
The instructors will have copies of the books during class.
I would probably recommend the TF Guilds "Timber Frame Joinery and Design, Vol. 2", and Steve Chappel's book.
Timber Frame Joinery and Design, Vols. 1 and 2. The Timber Framers' Guild www.tfg.org (to purchase)
The following books can be purchased though Summer Beam Books (www.summerbeambooks.com ), and it is possible that Summerbeam also carries the workbooks (many are also carried in the Yestermorrow bookstore).
Steve Chappel A Timber Framer's Workshop Fox Maple Press
Jack Sobon Building A Classic Timber Framed House Garden Way Publishing
Tedd Benson Building the Timber Frame House Scribners
Tedd Benson The Timber Frame Home Taunton Press.