Would you like to learn the craft of timber framing?
Would you like more in depth, personalized instruction? 
Would you like to build your own timber frame? 
Would you like to learn and build your own timber frame at the same time?

  If you answered yes to these questions then a Grand Oaks Timber Frame Apprenticeship might be the right program for you.  The Apprenticeship program lasts for approximately 6 weeks and during that time you will learn on and cut your own timber frame.  This time period may be divided into sections if that will help your schedule.  While you are here you will hand craft your own joinery and create a timber frame that is uniquely yours to take with you to your own property.  You will receive personalized instruction and learn the craft in a relaxed environment.   You will gain knowledge and appreciation for timber framing as a form of construction and also as a structure with great strength and beauty.


  The cost of the Apprenticeship Program is dependent of the size of timber frame you chose to cut.  The fee includes the timbers, personalized instruction, tools and equipment (except personal hand tools).  Apprenticeship slots are limited.  If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship with Grand Oaks Timber Framing contact scott@grandoakstimberframing.com

14' x 16' 1 story $5450
12' x 16' with loft       $6950
14' x 16' 2 story $8450
16' x 24' with loft       $9750
* No experience is required in timber framing to do an apprenticeship, but some basic skills in woodworking or carpentry and the use of power tools are required to participate as an apprentice *
Apprentice places last rafter of the the timber frame that he cut and hand raised, after doing an apprenticeship at Grand Oaks Timber Framing.
Will and wife, Helen, stand in their new timber frame home cut partially during a Grand Oaks apprenticeship and then finished by Will in his own shop.
  If you do not have the time to do a full apprenticeship and the spring or fall timber frame workshops do not fit your schedule or are full, then a 1 WEEK APPRENTICESHIP might be the choice for you.   You will have the opportunity to cut and learn with an ongoing timber frame project.  You will receive personalized instruction and you can schedule the week that is convenient for you.  You will learn to read plans, cut joinery and learn at your own pace.

  This program runs Monday through Friday and the cost is $650.  Contact scott@grandoakstimberframing.com for available dates and to schedule your week.  Full payment is required to reserve your week.
Timber frame cut by apprentice at Grand Oaks Timber Framing in 2008.  This was the Little House II design.