If you are seeking unsurpassed instruction in wooden joinery, taught in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, you've come to the right place!

In 1986 Rocky Mountain Workshops offered its first hands-on workshops in the handcrafted tradition of scribe-fit log construction. In 1996, we expanded our program to include timber framing.

From the beginning, the Rocky Mountain Workshops' commitment has been to provide students from all backgrounds and building skills with the best learning experience possible.

All of our workshops are held at the spectacular Colorado State University Mountain Campus, located 55 miles west of Fort Collins, Colorado and adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Students and instructors live here for the duration of the workshop; cabins are provided for each class and the dining room offers all-you-can-eat meals!

See our workshops in action!

Brothers of the Beam from Daniel Girard on Vimeo.

2013 Cruck Framing article and video, courtesy of Kevin Duggan, The Fort Collins Coloradoan

2013 Cruck Workshop time-lapse
from Daniel Girard on Vimeo.

View a 6-minute slideshow of our 2009 Square Rule Workshop, compliments of student Larry Trexler

2019 Schedule

Our 2019 “Mastering The Basics Of Square Rule Timber Framing” will be held Sunday, August 11-Saturday, August 17, 2019. This website will be updated with tuition, fees, accommodations, and other details by no later than the first part of January, 2019. We apologize for this unavoidable delay, and appreciate your patience. Thank you!

Mastering The Basics of Square Rule Timber Framing
With Skip Dewhirst, Chris Kates, Chris Drake and Peter Haney

August 19 - 25, 2018
Click here to register

What our students say

“Having attended many workshops, Timber Framers Guild rendezvous and conferences on timber framing, this would rank with the BEST!” - Bob

"Instructors were very upbeat, organized, and patient. Thumbs-up! Some of the best instruction techniques in courses I have taken"

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