This class is generously underwritten by The Early American Industries Association, Inc. 


Designed to teach the fundamentals of historic timber work to students of all skill levels, this course offers the opportunity to construct a timber frame structure incorporating traditional mortise & tenon & other joints. Students gain an understanding of the layout & construction of historic timber frames, including barns & dwellings, as they construct a woodshed. Traditional tools are used, including framing chisels, hand crosscut & rip saws, marking gauges & hand boring machines. Topics include: layout and cutting of sills, posts, floor framing, braces, tie-girts, rafters, purlins and studding, draw boring and pinning, and square rule and scribe rule systems.


Please note this class runs approximately from 9AM - 5PM. (Subject to Instructor Discretion) 


TIMBER FRAMING (Underwritten by The Early American Industries Association, Inc.)

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  • Rich Friberg is a Historic Preservation Carpentry instructor at the North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA & proprietor of Pleasant Avenue Restorations, MA (


    Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 2 weeks notice before the scheduled class in order to receive a full refund. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by emailing