Introduction to Timber Framing
Saturday, Oct 2nd and Sunday, Oct 3rd, 2021, 9am-4pm
Welcoming All People to Carpentry
BIPOC and LGBTQ+ encouraged to register!
Our all women crew of instructors strive to provide a safe, accessible, inviting and collaborative environment for anyone interested in learning the confident operation of power and hand tools. We will empower participants to tackle carpentry projects from initial conception to planning, material acquisition, and construction. By building together we encourage one another to feel capable of joining the trades, to develop skills for self-reliance and sustainability, and to rely on the communities that grow out of these workshops for support in our future endeavors.
We're excited to announce an introduction to timber framing workshop taught by Ed Somers on October 2nd and 3rd. There are only six spots available so act fast!
The goals for the workshop are to practice cutting a timber frame and to expand your understanding of the timber frame and language associated with it. Anyone who is interested in practicing their skills and learning more can volunteer in the week following the workshop to assist Ed with the final cuts. We will also invite everyone back for the raising day to see the frame come together.
Bring your own lunch.
Bring any tools that you might want to learn how to cut a frame with (power or hand tools)
Cost: $105 (no scholarships available this time)
Cost includes a copy of Building the Timber Frame House by Tedd Benson
This workshop will take place at Scribners Mills in Harrison.
Registration for this workshop is currently full -- please contact CEBE if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.
History: In the fall of 2020, CEBE partnered with a local contractor, Maine Passive House, to run an introduction to carpentry workshop for women called She Built This. During our planning process, we received feedback that our event description and name could be perceived as exclusive to a number of communities we wish to welcome to the trades through these workshops. In the interest of embodying the driving force of encouraging diversity in the trades, we began a rebranding process. Through the hard work of our past participants and other community members, we have renamed these workshops, "We Built This."
Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors! This series was also made possible by generous support from the Maine Community Foundation.