Welcome!

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, Pingree Park, 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

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

Our 2014 Schedule

Seed to Shelter:
Forest Ecology and Basic Carpentry

With Chris Drake, Peter Haney,
Laurie Huckaby and Jose Negron
May 24-31, 2014
Registration Deadline - May 3, 2014

Square Rule Timber Framing:
Straight And Curved Members

With Skip Dewhirst and Chris Drake
August 17-23, 2014
This workshop is full. Wait list only
Registration Deadline - July 26, 2014

Seed to Shelter:
Forest Ecology and Basic Carpentry

With Chris Drake, Peter Haney,
Laurie Huckaby and Jose Negron
September 20-28, 2014
Registration Deadline - August 30, 2014

NEW
Designing with SketchUp
With Eli West
October 7-10, 2014
Registration Deadline - September 16, 2014

 

What our students say

“Having attended many workshops, Timber Framers Guild rendezvous and conferences on timber framing, this would rank with the BEST!” - Bob, 2009

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