Discover The Ancient Art Of Timber Framing


Hands On Craft Workshop

This Autumn Grace Design will begin running small, intimate timber framing workshops in West Wicklow.

Participants will learn methods of designing, marking and cutting the handmade joints which lie at the heart of our work.

A range of techniques will be demonstrated and taught using hand, power and specialist tools.

Along the way we will discuss how to use wood in Irelands damp climate to ensure strong, durable and beautiful structures, choosing the right sized beams for the job and how to work in harmony with the nature of green wood.

What’s on Offer?

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  • The elements of precision cutting by hand and how to avoid common mistakes.
  • Handling large beams and prepping for the best result.
  • Selecting beam sizes
  • Creating firm, tight joints
  • How to accommodate for shrinkage
  • Knowledge sharing between participants
  • How to mark accurately and consistently
  • Selecting tools-from basic essentials to advanced requirements
  • Adding flair and character to your structure

Who is this course for?


No experience of joinery is needed to attend the course and most important criteria is an interest in the craft.

The course is best suited to those who have:

  • Interest in traditional framing methods
  • An intermediate skill level of woodworking with hand or power tools
  • Interest in crafting bespoke wooden features-porches, trusses, pergolas
  • Interest in experiencing the uniquely soft and pliable nature of green wood
  • Professional wood work background and who wish to advance their skills and services
  • A wish to build their own bespoke wood structure but are inexperienced in heavy wood joinery


If you are interested in attending a one-day weekend course please complete the expression of interest form below.

Due to the nature of the work and in order for participants to fully benefit the day  spaces are very limited.

We will contact you by end of June with a link to confirm the booking and take payment.

Cost €150 including group lunch at the organic vegetarian cafe in the nearby village of Dunlavin.


Steel or composite-capped footwear is required.

You are welcome to bring your own tools to use on the day.

Duration 1 day (8:30-17:00)

Date: October 12th

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