Timber Framing



Trestle Ponies

Sam Caldwell

So what are trestle ponies? They are fancy sawhorses used to support massive timbers when building large timber frame structures. Build yourself a set and have solid sawhorses for projects around the house, or use them to create the base for a trestle dining room table. Whatever you use them for, you will be learning the basics of timber framing. Whether building trestle ponies or an entire building, the knowledge and skills needed for cutting these beautiful mortise and tenon joints is the same. This is a great beginnerís class where you will learn the history of timber framing as you drill, cut and chisel. By the end of class, you will finish at least one trestle pony. In past classes some students completed two trestle ponies, while others took their second pony home to finish.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $50
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $220 (members)         $260 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Sessions:

1118-0812    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sat August 12, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun August 13, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Adirondack Woodshed

Sam Caldwell

In this class, you will be introduced to the basic timber framing methods and the tools that are used for building with timber frame construction. You probably already have the tools you need in your garage at home. There will be demonstrations of the different methods of cutting the basic mortise and tenon joints, as well as putting together knee braces and the different ways of using hand tools in framing and their relative efficiency. Create your own woodshed which you will build and take home. You will be encouraged to put your own design elements into your individual frames, so come with your own vision. Once at home, you'll just need to add the siding and roof and then start stacking.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $255
         Non-members: $305
  • Materials: $400
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $655 (members)         $705 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Sessions:

1121-1013    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri October 13, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat October 14, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun October 15, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm