Timber Framing and Raising


Timber Framing and Raising


This traditional construction method has been in use for hundreds of years and still revered by modern builders, architects, and those who appreciate solid craftsmanship.

This week-long class is a perfect introduction for serious amateurs all the way to workers planning on joining a professional timber framing crew.

Neo-rustic rooms are available onsite for additional cost per night or you’re welcomed to reach out to area hotels. For more information on room costs or for a list of nearby hotels that offer discounts to Tillers International students, please email [email protected]

Fit mortise and tenon joints and peg them with white oak, very much like barn building 150 years ago. An engineer and member of the Timber Framers’s Guild, Tom Nehil, will discuss design elements. Skilled framers guide you through layout, boring and chiseling mortises, forming tenons, cutting wind braces, assembling bents, and finally the thrill of raising day.

Chris Newman returns this year as the lead instructor. The class project will be designed by Chris and Tom Nehil. The finished frame will be for sale at the completion of the class with proceeds from the sale being donated to Tillers International to help support our work overseas. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing the frame, please email us at [email protected] Please enroll a month in advance to allow for materials preparation.

  • Monday, May 6 - Saturday, May 11

  • or Monday, September 23 - Saturday, September 28

  • 9 - 5 pm

  • Tuition includes materials

  • Instructor: Chris Newman

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