Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to host four-day Timber Framing Workshop

. August 15, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host a four-day Timber Framing Workshop this fall, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, September 28, to Sunday, October 1.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the age-old building process of timber framing, help layout the building plan, and create all the needed mortise and tenons using hand tools.

Instructor Grigg Mullen got involved in timber framing in 1994 as a craftsman, engineer, rigger and event organizer. Since then, he has worked on numerous projects both in the U.S. and U.K. He joined the Timber Framers Guild in 1994, served three terms on the TFG board of directors, and is a founding and ongoing member of the Timber Framing Engineering Council. As a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Military Institute, Mullen has lead more than 30 volunteer community service projects with students and community volunteers.

This cost for this workshop is $275 for CBMM members and $325 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and registration required to To learn about other workshops and events at CBMM, visit

Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s fall Timber Framing Workshop will learn about the age-old process and help layout a plan for construction of a building, like the one pictured here

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