This course provides an intensive introduction to historic timber-framed structures. It begins by examining the original methods of framing and construction and then concentrates on problems, failures and methods of repair. The course takes place at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, but dinner and evening lectures are at West Dean College.
Joe Thompson - BCM Course Leader
Joe of Sussex Oak and Iron is carpenter in residence at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. He teaches a range of historic carpentry courses at the museum. He has developed a keen analytical eye and a scholar's passion for following and interpreting the evidence along with a natural skill in teaching.