Timber Framing: Building Without Nails

2024 Canelo Workshop

Timber Framing Workshop

Building without Nails


  • Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • 06:00 PM
  • 05:00 PM


  • Canelo Project , ARIZONA


  • $ 1200 inc. all meals and camping
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Timber Framing Workshop: Building Without Nails

Please note – we have changed the original dates for this workshop to March 25-31. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

A 6-day introduction to timber framing at the Canelo Project. Come and join us build and raise a traditional timber frame structure on the property.

You will learn the art of laying out a timber frame structure, cutting mortise and tenons both by hand and power tools, plus a peek into lumber selection and milling. You will gain a good understanding of tools and how to maintain them. We will also show you many examples of natural building and finishes here on the property. 

No timberframing experience required: This course is accessible from beginners with little experience, to builders who want to learn the craft of timber framing.

During this workshop, we will be building a small extension building and is a great example of a beginner project.


  • Dates: This course begins with orientation and dinner Monday evening 6pm, March 25, and ends Sunday, March 31, at 5pm. Dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning will be provided.
  • Meals: All meals are included in the workshop price.
  • Accommodations: Camping and bunkroom beds are available and included in the worshop. We have a few private rooms available for an extra cost.
  • Deposit – A $400 deposit is required to register for this workshop

Read more as you register on our General Workshop Info

Daily Workshop Schedule
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