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Timber Frame Workshop 2014 (The Year of Mud)


June 18, 2014 - June 21, 2014 Contact

Timber Frame Workshop 2014
– Limited Spaces Available –

Come join The Year of Mud in June 2014 for a 4 day Timber Frame Workshop in the beautiful Appalachian foothills, outside of Berea, Kentucky. Using old school techniques and hand tools, students will learn how to lay out, join, and raise a small timber frame pavilion. Learn valuable new carpentry skills working as a team to construct an outdoor shelter in a gorgeous mountain setting, and discover what it takes to build a long-lived timber structure — without the use of nails or screws. It will be the perfect way to celebrate the summer solstice!

Workshop Information at a Glance:

  • Date: June 18-21, 2014
  • Location: Clear Creek, Kentucky (map), home to Clear Creek Festival
  • Cost and Discounts:
    $450 Early Registration Discount (register 30+ days in advance – $50 off savings!)
    $500 Regular Registration (register less than 30 days in advance)
  • All-inclusive: Workshop includes camping accommodations, and 3 square meals a day
  • Off-Grid Experience: Get a glimpse into off-grid living with a tour of the Clear Creek Festival grounds and the tiny home of our hosts!

Register For Timber Frame Workshop Now

New Building Skills You Can Bring Home

Students will spend 4 days learning the historic craft of timber frame construction using mortise and tenon joinery. Material selection, square rule layout, safe hand tool use, frame assembly, and raising techniques are just a taste of the material we will cover in this hands-on course.

This workshop presents a great opportunity for folks with limited carpentry or timber framing experience who want to increase their exposure and proficiency with hand tool use to create beautiful timber structures, using the same techniques our ancestors have employed for generations to build barns, outbuildings, and long-lived homes. You do not need any previous experience to come learn the joys of timber framing.

Other course activities will include a tour of an off-grid home, an old tool restoration and sharpening demonstration, and a natural building materials discussion and presentation where we’ll discuss previous examples of our work with timber framing, straw bale, and cob building.

Participants need only enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and an appreciation for working with wood.


June 18, 2014
June 21, 2014
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Clear Creek Festival
Wood Betony, Mount Vernon, KY 40456 United States


The Year of Mud