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Master-Carpenter Video Series: The Essential Timber-Frame Joint

Senior editor Chuck Bickford visits the Heartwood School to get an inside look at one of the oldest forms of home building still in use. 

Length: 1:28
Produced By: Colin Russell and Chuck Bickford

Will and Michele Beemer's Heartwood School, in Washington, Mass., plays a big part in keeping the timber-framing tradition alive. In this 4-part video series, Will demonstrates the essential techniques for creating a mortise-and-tenon joint, which is one of the fundamental details in timber-frame construction. 



Online members can watch the following videos to learn: