Denali School of Timber Framing

It’s time to reserve your seat for the 2018 Timber Framing Classes.


Call 907.360.2497 to place your deposit.

Class Schedule

TF 101  Wall Framing June 11-15 with June 16 reserved as a rain day. $695.00 for 5 days.  Noon meal included.

Vertical posts with hand cut English Tying Joints give the structure long life and a solid personality.  Curved braces lock the top plates and support posts together for a firm connection between the upper wall structure and the bottom plates.

Cross members are notched into the vertical posts with required door headers also notched in.

Finally, the wall structure is dis-assembled so that the roof can be constructed with the upper wall plate at ground level.


TF102 Roof and Rafter Framing June 18-22

Following the TF 101 class, the frame is partially disassembled frame is re-positioned so that the rafters can be made and assembled without working so high above the ground.

Rafter layout is done by the class.  Each student will learn by making common, principal, and, when required, jack rafters.  King and Queen posts support the center ridge beam s as needed.

When you attend our Timber Framing classes you will learn to use of a number of proven techniques developed over the years in Scotland and the UK..

See the video of the 2017 timber frame class

We always reBarr chiselscommend the use of standard go/no go gauges as a means of ensuring consistently accurate carpentry throughout the fabrication of our timber frames.

In addition, we also make use of ‘rods’ a traditional method of measuring similar framing components used since medieval times.  Rods have the advantage over tape measures as they are much more absolute in the marking of components.

We also introduce the use of Timberlinx connectors, a mechanical method of jointing heavy timbers as an alternative to conventional carpentry.  There are a number of mechanical jointing options available but in our opinion this is by far the best.  The resulting joints are visually indistinguishable from joints produced using traditional carpentry but requiring less time time, specialist equipment and expertise.

Craig Thomson

Craig Thomson

We will be demonstrating how we use Sketchup 3D design software to visualize designs concepts to both students and our customers in all of our classes.