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Costa Rica 2019 Reciprocal Pavilion Workshop
Scribing Session, November 5-9, 2019
Reciprocal Roof Session, November 11-22, 2019

YamamotohewingcroppedPai25The ucoming Reciprocal Pavilion Timber Framing Workshop in Nosara, Costa Rica, just may be the most exuberhant timber frame ever constructed in a Fox Maple workshop. To be sure, there have been several that have reached a similar level, such as the cruck workshop in Brittany, France, in 2013. Certainly, all the workshops in Kuai, Hawaii back in the early 2000's, and the workshop in Australia last year came close, as we had to source local, live-edged material, crooks and wanky timbers on site as part of these workshop process. We then actually had to construct the frame project as a learning experience, all in the alloted time of the workshop. These were indeed exuberant workshops.

The addition of masterJapanese temple builder, Kohei Yamamoto, as a guest intstructor, in this upcoming workshop will make this a truly special learning experience for all involved. If you want to stretch your timber framing talents to the max, then you do not want to miss this workshop.

A few spots are still open for this workshop, and with the revised dates, a little extra time to fit it into your schedule. To register or for more info, click the update link below.

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Stuff we do

Spring 2014 Reciprocal Roof Advanced Timber Frame course project

Fox Maple Nosara timber frameSpring 2015 Student paring 1/2 Dovetail
Tie Beam tenon

Four Valley system cut as the Spring 2015 Advanced Timber Framing Course Project.

Asturias, Spain Summer 2008


Patagonia, Winter 2006

Nosara CR Winter 2015 Timber Framing Workshop Project

FMFrame2015IMG1322Frames For Sale
The previously posted frames have been sold, but we do have the Spring 2019 workshop frame available for sale. It is a 2 bent, 16x20, High-Posted Queen Post frame with two joined valley eyebrow dormers (similar to the dormer in the photo to the left). The dormers were cut in the Advanced Workshop.Email for further info.
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Spring 2015 Workshop Project 20 x 32 High Post Hammerbeam Cape.

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Traditional timber framing and joinery techniques are at the core of the editorial content, but Natural Building is an important aspect because traditional building, by virtue of its pure and simple approach, is natural building. Timber, Straw, Wood & Clay; these were the traditional materials of the past, but today we think of them as Alternative Building. JQ offers insightful, technical articles about how to make traditional timber framing, combined with natural building systems, appropriate once again to build houses that will last for many generations. Craftsmanship is a key essential to any building endeavor. Articles in JQ and editorial content take this as the first essential, and present it as such. JQ Back issues offer a unique glimpse into the revival of timber framing through insightful articles.
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Nosara 2014 Timber Framing workshop frame

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Assembling English Joint in
Spring 2014 Introductory Workshop


Time Flies! 2017 marks
Fox Maple's 35th year of teaching
Perfection & Grace.

Upcoming in 2019

Costa Rica 2019
Reciprocal Pavilion
Timber Framing Workshop

November 11=22, 2019

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ADVANCED Timber Framing
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First Edition of
ADVANCED Timber Framing
At last, this long awaited book is now in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
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New Revised Edition
A Timber Framer's Workshop

This 272 pg. Revised Edition has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering and comprehensive in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. Click on the book cover for more info or
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Clearing Out the
Barn Sale

2 New Frames now
Available for sale!!!

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Chappell Universal Square



Setting up the center lines
on a curved teak tie beam in
Costa Rica workshop.

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