We've handpicked 1.5+ hours of content from our Timber Framing Online Course, and created this FREE starter course that will walk you through everything you need to know to cut a Thru Tenon (an essential part of timber frame joinery!), as well as teach you all about Essential Timber Framing Hand Tools.

  • Learn about all the essential tools you need to timber frame!

  • Learn how to cut all of your timbers to length!

  • Learn how to layout, cut and refine a Thru Tenon.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Welcome to this FREE Timber Framing Mini-Course

    • Hello from Gaius, Blueberry & Pat! - How To Watch Through This Course Content

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Laying Out & Cutting Thru Tenon

    • Chiseling & Slicking 101

    • Model of Thru Mortise

    • Thru Tenon: Layout & Scoring

    • Thru Tenon: Cutting & Refining Pt. 1

    • Thru Tenon: Cutting & Refining Pt. 2

    • Thru Tenon: Half-Dovetail Shape

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Cutting Your Timbers to Length

    • Squaring Your Timbers

    • Using Your Japanese Saw

    • Practicing Your Sawing

    • Timber Cutting Demonstration

  • 4

    Chapter 3: Essential Timber Framing Tools

    • Tools for Measurement & Layout

    • Japanese Saws

    • Timber Frame Chisels & Slicks

    • Sharpening Accessories & Stair Gauges

  • 5

    Extras - Behind-The-Scenes & Timber Frame House Tour!

    • Behind The Scenes of filming this Timber Frame Online Course!

    • Timber Frame House Tour With Blueberry

  • 6

    Ready to Level-Up? Get $50 off the full Timber Framing Online Course!

    • Discount Code & Next Steps On Your Timber Frame Journey