Timber Framing at the Heartwood School in Washington, MA

The art of timber framing has been making a comeback, especially here in the Northeast. In the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, the Heartwood School for Homebuilding Crafts in Washington, MA has offered timber framing classes in for more than 35 years.

Using mortise and tenon pegged joinery, students tackle a project from the ground up under the direction of the school’s Director, Will Beemer. Producer Dave Fraser and Videographer Mark Langevin visited the school and watched a post and beam project come to life on the final day of class.

The Heartwood School