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About the Course
Build a traditional mortice and tenon timber framed structure
This is a collective learning experience to construct a traditional timber framed building full of character. Perhaps you have plans for a building project of your own, or would simply enjoy to try a new skill together with others.
Taught by brothers Joe and Fred Farey from Elwy Working Woods, you will learn about the timber you will be using, the design process and the basic techniques of timber frame construction.
Over five days, you will collectively build a simple frame from start to finish using mortice and tenon joints. In the process you will set out and mark up the frames, make oak pegs and drill the offset peg holes. You will be using shoulder planes, chisels, marking gauges and a chain morticer.
At the end of the course we will hopefully erect the finished frame which will be full of the character you give it.
This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to experienced green wood workers.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tea, coffee, cake & lunch - We provide a simple honest lunch such as bread, cheese and soup which are included in the course cost.
COSTS ADDITIONAL TO THE COURSE FEE INCLUDE
£8 per night - Students can pitch their tent in Wernog wildflower meadow and soak up the alfresco evening ambience.
Breakfast & evening meals - not included in costs. Evening feasts are down to the students themselves, but we can shop for you with a kitty of approximately £6 each per day for ingredients! With use of an outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, fire pit and fresh spring water, the formula for evening meals is to team up ‘chefs’, two at a time to cook for the rest of the group…. the bar is raised night after night and the food just gets better and better.
About Wernog Wood
We offer traditional & contemporary craft courses in an idyllic woodland setting. Courses are instructed by practicing artists and crafts people and tailored for complete beginners as well as those with experience.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wernog Wood is a hidden gem, right in the heart of the Clwydian Range, north east Wales. Our beautiful oak and ash woods are teaming with birds and wildlife, bluebells and wild garlic and an invigorating stream.
Just 200m from Offa’s Dyke and footpaths in every direction, you can enjoy evening walks in the heather covered hills, down into Ruthin, or along Offa’s Dyke itself to a variety of rural pubs.
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