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Stuff we do

Spring 2004 Advanced TF course project.

Teak Gooseneck Scarf,
Nosara, Costa Rica Fall 2014.

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 2015
The Spring 2015 workshop dates are now posted. All 2015 dates will be posted soon.

Spring 2015
Timber Framing Workshops

troductory Timber Framing
June 1 - 6. Tuition $1275

Advanced Timber Framing
June 8-13, 2014. Tuition $1350

Costa Rica Winter 2015
Timber Framing Workshops
Nosara, Costa Rica

ntro & Imtermediate
Timber Framing
Feb. 25 - March 7, 2015. Tuition $1875
This 11 day workshop covers both introductory and intermediate timber framing, and is our only workshop to include scribe fitting timbers to stone and working with round, crooked timbers. All inclusive, all meals and camping on site included.

Registration Form
For more detailed info click here

2015 Natural Building
Workshops Schedule

3 Day Natural Enclosure Systems
May 28 - 30, 2015. 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

Winter 2015 TF Workshop Nosara, Costa Rica
Feb. 25 - March 7, 2015

PlayaPelada2Make no doubt about it, this workshop will be a full-on, intensive hands-on workshop in which students will lay out, cut and erect a frame that includes a broad variety of joinery details drawn from both eastern and western timber framing traditions. However, our new site in Nosara puts so much more at your fingertips: sunset surf sessions at one of the most consistent surf breaks in Costa Rica, or a sunrise yoga session led by some of best yoga instructors on the planet. It just might be the best opportunity of the year to double down and expand your talents on a number of levels.

Fox Maple Nosara Timber Fram
ll of the finer details of timber framing, 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.

Tuition includes all meals & camping on site. Tuition $1,875


Register Now!

Costa Rica 2014 Photos.
Click here

Costa Rica 2013 Raising Gallery

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Workshops & Events Schedule
2015 Dates 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.

tenon paring Fox Maple


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

Upcoming Workshops

2015 Timber Framing

Intro Timber Framing
June 1 - 6, 2015

Advanced Timber Framing
June 8 - 13, 2015

Natrual Building 2015

May 28 - 30, 2015

Traveling Workshops
Winter 2015

Cost Rica Winter 2015
Timber Framing Workshop
Nosara, Costa Rica
Feb. 25 - March 7, 2015


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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