2008 Intro to Timber Framing: Square Rule Method


Instructors: Joshua Thornton and Steve Walker

This workshop was held at Neorganic Farms near Collingwood, ON.

Participants learned both the mill rule and line rule method of layout, which are variants of the square rule layout method. At the cutting stage, participants primarily used hand tools to execute the joinery.

Fresh-from-the-farm organic lunches were served daily by the farm.

The results of this project was a 12' x 20' living quarters for WWOOF-ers on the farm. WWOOF stands for Willing Workers On Organic Farms or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms which exchanges volunteer labour for room and board (and other learning opportunities) and to promote organic farming – both in its diversity and its larger culture. This international organization helps to link people interested in organic farming to local and international farms.