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One-day course in Treewrighting and timber-framing

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 7th April 2019.

Duration: One-day

Price: £100

Run by: Carpenters' Fellowship
at Sylva Foundation

Little Wittenham Road
Long Wittenham
OX14 4QT

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About the Course

Join a one day course in Treewrighting and timber-framing at the Sylva Wood School in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.

We are pleased to offer five one-day courses in treewrighting and timber-framing, from 20th to 24th March. You will be helping make the House of Wessex timber frame, to be raised in summer 2019.

During this one-day course you will learn and develop skills in the making of a timber-frame using traditional tools and techniques. Teaching will be provided by highly experienced craftspeople in the Carpenters’ Fellowship. Learning will include a selection of the following, catering for a wide range of skill and experience:

Axe jointing “treewrighting”
Cleaving and dressing logs
Converting timbers
Shaping timbers
Carving wooden tree nails
Hewing logs by axe

Full training will be provided (no prior experience necessary). Although you will be working undercover, the course will be ‘outdoors’, so you will need to wear appropriate clothing.

Drinks and hot food will be provided, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight camping (bring your own tent) may be available on the site, or locally. More details will follow your booking.

A programme of evening events will also be on offer, including a range of talks on relevant craft and history, and social events.

You may book for more than one day. Please note that the activities will be physically demanding, so please take this into account before you sign up to all five days!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, hot food and drink, great company!

Wear safety boots and clothing suitable for working outdoors.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 24th March 2019

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