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Introduction to Timber Framing

  • Enfield Shaker Museum 447 New Hampshire 4A Enfield, NH, 03748 United States (map)

Join local timber framer Tim Baker on a tour of two Shaker buildings with exposed timber frames to see examples of historic and restoration joinery techniques. Learn timber framing fundamentals while you try your hand at the layout and cutting of mortise-and-tenon joints and carving wooden pegs. The proper use of hand tools to cut joinery and tool sharpening will also be covered. All tools and materials will be supplied. Please bring a bag lunch.  Participants will prepare and install a replacement timber in a Shaker building on site.

Cost: $75 per person. $68 for members. Class size limited to 10 so register early!

For more information or to register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email


Earlier Event: August 8
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Later Event: August 11
New Century Neighborhood Walking Tour