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PlayaPeladaFall 2014 TF Workshop
Nosara, Costa Rica
September 1-13, 2014

Our efforts in Costa Rica over the past 15 years have been extremely fulfilling for both the communities with whom we work, as well as to our students. Positive energy produces positive results, and often minor miracles occur as a result. In direct consequence to our efforts in San Luis over the years we have recently acquired for long-term use a quite extraordinary oceanfront property in Nosara, Costa Rica, upon which we plan to set up what will be a Fox Maple Nosara campus. The site (pictured at right) provides a very accessible location to expand our workshop program in one of the most beautiful and most progressive coastal communities on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. As a way to inaugurate this beautiful site we will be conducting our annual Summer/Fall Workshop series in Nosara this September. This will include both Intro and Advanced Timber Framing combined into a 14 day workshop conducted in two sessions, Intro and Combined.

All of the finer details of timber framing, both Intro and Advanced, will be covered in this workshop, just as at our school site in Maine, but will also go beyond to include scribe fitting timbers to stone, and working with natural curved round logs, scribe fit, square to round, round to square, in the vernacular Japanese tradition. This is the only venue in which we teach this in a direct way, so if you want to understand a much broader depth of Timber Framing, then you should come to this workshop.The Advanced TF project will be a fully joined octagonal reciprocal frame roof system. item1a1

CRposttostoneDSC0210Tuition includes all meals & lodging. Students will have the option to camp on site or stay with a local family.
Intro TF, Sept. 1-7. Tuition $1,375
Combined Course, Sept 1-13, $2,575

Register Now!

Costa Rica 2014 Photos. Click here
Costa Rica 2013 Raising Gallery


Stuff we do

Spring 2004 Advanced TF course project

Spring 2005 Advanced TF course project

Asturias, Spain Summer 2008

Patagonia, Winter 2006

Raising bent in Costa Rica 2004


Students in 2010 Costa Rica Workshop carry natural curved teak tie beam.

Brittany 2013 Photos Posted
To see a Photo Gallery of the
Brittany Workshop click below
Brittany 2013 Photo Gallery

Workshop Projects

Students at Fox Maple Spring 2008

Bath House Workshop at Fox Maple 2005

Costa Rica Timber Frame 2008

Timber Framing Workshops
at Fox Maple School 2014
The Spring 2014 workshop dates are now posted. All 2014 dates will be posted soon.

Spring 2014
Timber Framing Workshops

troductory Timber Framing
June 2-7, 2014. Tuition $1175

Advanced Timber Framing
June 8-14, 2014. Tuition $1175

Summer/Fall 2014
Timber Framing Workshops
Nosara, Costa Rica

Introductory Timber Framing
Sept. 1-7, 2014. Tuition $1375

Combined Intro & Advanced TF
Sept. 1-13, 2014. Tuition $2575

Registration Form
For more detailed info click here

2014 Natural Building
Workshops Schedule

3 Day Natural Enclosure Systems
May 29-31, 2014. Tuition $675.

This 3 day workshop will precede our Spring Timber Framing courses. It will combine classroom and hands-on work with a variety of natural clay systems, giving students a good overview of the variety of practical options available to use natural clay based systems in their building projects. Wood chip clay, Straw clay, cob, clay plastering and more will be covered.
For more detailed info, click here.

Registration Form

Workshops & Events Schedule
2014 Dates Partially Posted

Follow these links for detailed info
One-Day Design Seminar
Introductory Timber Framing
Advanced Timber Framing
Traveling Timber Framing Workshops
Workshop & Seminar Overviews

Links to other useful info

A Workshop Primer:

Tools & Lodging Info, a must read
for potential students

Natural Building Workshops
Clay Systems, Cob, Thatching

Download the
Fox Maple School Booklet

This booklet describes all of our workshops, the school site, tools and supplies you should bring to the workshop. It also includes timber framing plans of the principal structures at the school site. All of these structures were workshop projects, built by students.
To download click on the cover graphic to the left.



Time Flies! 2013 marked
Fox Maple's 30th year of teaching
Perfection & Grace.

Upcoming Workshops

2014 Timber Framing

Intro Timber Framing
June. 2 - 7, 2014

Advanced Timber Framing
June 9 - 14, 2014

Traveling Workshops
Summer/Fall 2014

Nosara, Cost Rica
Combined Intro & Advanced
Timber Framing Workshops
Sept 1-13, 2014


For More Info
Go to Workshops Page

ADVANCED Timber Framing
Gold Medalist
2013 Benjamin Franklin
Book Awards

Silver Medalist
2013 IPPY Book Awards


First Edition of
ADVANCED Timber Framing
At last, this long awaited book is now in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
This is a 368 page, hard cover volume that is jam packed with information about the design and construction of compound timber framed roof systems. From history to Design and Execution, Advanced
Timber Framing has it all covered.
Click cover graphic for more info


New Revised Edition
A Timber Framer's Workshop

This 272 pg. Revised Edition has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering and comprehensive in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. Click on the book cover for more info or
Order now

Timber Framing Mallets
Available at the Fox Maple Web Store
Go to the Web Store!

Clearing Out the
Barn Sale

2 Frames are now Available for sale!!!
Check Them Out!!!!

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