December 19, 2016

Timber Framed Sawhorse

  • Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 1)
    February 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 2)
    February 26, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Duluth Folk School Timber Framed Sawhorse Class

A timber frame-style sawhorse is extremely sturdy!

In this class, you will be introduced to timber framing techniques while you build a sturdy white pine sawhorse.

This type of timber framing comes from the German tradition, where a full scale layout is drawn up, which serves to mark timbers for compound angles. The beauty is that all the measurements are very simple and the angles are derived without calculation.

Duluth Folk School Timber Framed Sawhorse Class


You will learn to use a story pole, hand saws and power saws, mallet and chisel, and a few geometry tricks. In the end, you will go home with a sawhorse that will carry almost any load you can put on its back!

Timber Framed Sawhorse

We will use chisels to make notches for the legs


If you have basic woodworking skills, you will make faster progress, but it is absolutely not a prerequisite. Experienced woodworkers will enjoy this approach to layout.

What to Bring

You don’t need to bring anything, but if you have any of the following tools, go ahead and bring:

  • mallet
  • 1½” chisel
  • cross cut hand saw
  • carpenter’s pencil
  • 2 foot square

The sharper your tools, the better.

Duluth Folk School Timber Framed Sawhorse Class

You will also learn how to use Japanese pull saws

Best for Ages

Fourteen years old and up

Registration Includes

Quality instruction and freshly-milled & planed white pine timbers for your sawhorse.



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

Main Floor Space

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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