Timber framing is the craft of building with posts and beams, joists and rafters, all connected by wooden joinery. This carpentry tradition goes back well over a thousand years in Europe, and longer yet in Asia. Timber framing in north america is an exciting blend of old and new, West and East.
Have you ever dreamed of having your own timber frame home or building? This course will show you how its done and what decisions need to be made along the way.
Learn the planning, layout and joinery necessary to construct a traditional timber frame structure. Master timber framer John R. MacDonald of AlgonquinTimber Frames creates custom-built eco-friendly, energy-efficient homes made of sustainably harvested, local Ontario wood. John crafts buildings, sun rooms, living rooms, country kitchens, porches, gazebos, garages, timber stairs and railings with traditional timber frames with mortise and tenon joinery from local white pine. The dramatic, open spaces that timber frames are known for are made possible by the strength of this joinery. Timber framing has been John’s “lifetime career”, building his first project in 1975. Since then, he has built timber frame structures throughout Canada but returned to the Ottawa Valley in 2005.
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