Post & Beam Construction with Patrick Moore July 27-31, 2020


Materials provided by MASW

Key Points:
*Learn proper timber frame terminology and joinery
*How timber frames work structurally
*Tools and equipment necessary
*Hands-on practice building and raising a timber frame
*Structural and aesthetic considerations for design
*A brief historical overview of timber frame through the millennia

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


This hands-on class is designed to teach students the fundamentals of structural timber framing. As a class, students will team build a structure on the MASW campus that can be enjoyed by students, staff, and visitors for years to come. Patrick will begin with an overview of joinery and terminology utilized in timber frame construction and the tools necessary to do the job. From there, the actual building process begins. Students will learn the two main methods of layout, “Square Rule” and “Scribe Rule” and will incorporate both on the same project. Patrick encourages students to come and learn an age-old tradition of carpentry and participate in the construction of what will become a timeless part of MASW history. By the end of the week students will leave with confidence and knowledge to tackle any backyard shelter or timber framed structure with success.