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; dorm rooms 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.

View a 3-minute slideshow of our 2018 Square Rule workshop, compliments of student James Fargo

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

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



2019 Schedule

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

Due to several major new construction projects at the Colorado State University Mountain Campus, our workshop venue, a posting of final details, including fees and upgraded accommodations, have been delayed. We do know for sure that the workshop is scheduled to be held August 30-September 5, 2020. We sincerely apologize for this delay, and greatly appreciate your patience. We expect this site to be fully updated with our 2020 program by the first part of this January.

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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