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Traditional Timber Frame Joints


About the Course

Learn how to measure, mark out and cut perfect joints used in traditional timber framing. This one day course covers all the basics of traditional joints, from choosing your timber and working out what kind of joint you need to using hands tools and power tools safely.

The course is for anyone who is considering building their own timber frame structure, whether it’s a home, community building, bike shed or lean-to.

Course content:

• Sourcing your timber
• Various combinations of joints in a timber frame
• What joint to use where
• Marking out your joints
• Using hand tools safely
• How to use power tools to cut out joints
• Tour of the different styles of timber framing used in the buildings at CAT

Tutor Profile

Your tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and is an expert in timber framing. Carwyn and his designs have starred in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Cabins in the Wild; the Build a Tiny House course that he teaches at CAT has been featured in The Guardian.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials and lunch are provided on the day, and full-board accommodation is available at CAT if you would like to stay longer.


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Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

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  • Accommodation offered
  • Fathers Day
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport

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