Class: Timber Framing with Ervin & Willie Ellis (3 Days)

$480.00

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CLASS LENGTH: 3 Days

CLASS DESCRIPTION: In this intensive three day timber frame workshop, students will learn about timber selection, layout, plan reading, and will cut and raise a small timber frame wood shed. Students will receive a condensed, yet practical wealth of knowledge to enable them to start their own timber framing journey. See below for class details.

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Description

Timber Frame Building built by Ellis Brothers Builders

In this intensive three day timber frame workshop, students will learn about timber selection, layout, plan reading, and will cut and raise a small timber frame wood shed. Students will receive a condensed, yet practical wealth of knowledge to enable them to start their own timber framing journey. See the tool requirements below.

About the Instructors:

Ervin Ellis and Willie Ellis sitting on german shaving horse in woodandshop traditional woodworking school

Ervin and Willie Ellis are the Ellis Brothers. Operating out of Castlewood, VA on the bank of the Clinch River, they have been building and selling their Appalachian style furniture, and building Timber Frame structures for the past decade. Wood for their rustic furniture comes from milled trees in the Appalachian mountains and from demolished historical buildings and barns.

Materials Fee:

There is no materials fee for this class, although one tool is required, a 1.5″ Timber Framing chisel. All other tools will be provided (unless you want to bring any of your own tools). Here are a couple new options for the 1.5″ chisel, that the Ellis brothers recommended:

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

The address of the school is 5700 Buffalo River Rd. Earlysville, Virginia 22936 (Google Maps here). The school is convenient to quite a few hotels, stores, and restaurants, and is only 8 minutes from the Charlottesville airport. Many more details are listed on the school’s main page here.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

A PDF document with the full class policies and a liability waiver will be sent in the order confirmation email. All students are required to sign and return this document prior to attending the class. Anyone can cancel a class up to 2 weeks prior to the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations under two weeks before a class begins will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill the slot. If we have to cancel a class for an unforeseen emergency, inclement weather, or low number of registrations, a full refund will be given to students.

Photos:

Ervin Ellis and Willie Ellis using a cross cut saw to cut a log

Timber framing parts with framing slick

Timber frame tenon beams with beam boring machine drill

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Thur-Sat Sep 12-14, 2019