(207) 442-7938   873 U.S. Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579   M-F 9am-4:30pm SA 9am-3pm

2024 1-Week Purely Post & Beam Course Deposit

  • Sale
  • Regular price $800.00

In this one-week class we start with raw lumber, and in five days cut and raise a 24' x 24' timber frame by hand. The days are spent on site designing, cutting, and raising a post and beam frame. You will learn to select, use, and care for a complete set of timber framing tools. After the sharpening workshop you'll be able to shave with your chisels and slick.

In five short days, you will turn fresh lumber into a carefully crafted house frame and leave knowing how to cut and build your own. Tools are now included with the price of tuition. You will also receive the cut sheets for this structure. 

Upgraded tool kit included with course:

  • Silky Genki Timber Frame Saw
  • 1-1/2-in Beveled MHG Timber Framing Chisel
  • 2-in Beveled MHG Timber Framing Chisel
  • 1-7/8-in Japanese Slick
  • The Shelter Sharpening Kit
  • Abrasive Powder for Strop
  • Wood-is-Good Mallet 30 oz
  • 12-in Combination Square
  • Shinwa Framing Square
  • Fat Max Tape Measure 35-ft
  • Utility Knife
  • Extra-Long Tool Bag
  • Veritas MK II Honing Guide


If you are looking to register multiple people for this class you must make the quantity equal to the number of people you are trying to register. We will apply the "couples rate" to your remaining balance. PLEASE ENTER THE NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS(ES) OF THE OTHER ATTENDEES IN THE NOTES SECTION OF YOUR ORDER. 

This price is for the deposit only. The total price of this course is $2,800 per person or $5,000 total for couples(2). The remaining balance after your deposit must be paid by the time the class starts. You can call and pay anytime or pay once you arrive for the class.

The registration deposit which is added to your online cart is non-refundable. The tuition balance is due the first day of class. This registration fee can be transferred once at no charge. A second request for transfer will incur a $100 transfer fee and a third request for transfer will result in the loss of deposit. All deposits on tuition and tuition payments are non-refundable. If you cancel within three weeks of the start of any class you will forfeit your complete deposit.

Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.

If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.