Heartwood School

Course Descriptions


Upcoming Courses

Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut
May 26, 2021 - May 28, 2021 $800
The Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut class will mix working in 3D and 2D using LayOut, a powerful addition to SketchUp Pro that can turn the basic modeling program into a multi-featured design, documentation, and presentation tool. In SketchUp, students will learn to manipulate the visibility of their model, exploring section cuts and section planes and getting a grasp of Layers and Scenes. We will also work with compound roof geometry and the SketchUp Solid Tools. In Layout, students will learn to take their 3D SketchUp model and bring it into 2D. By treating the LayOut page as sheets of trace paper, we can peer into multiple models, zoom in on details, and add dimensions, notes, and graphical data to move from our 3D model to presentation, permit, and final shop drawings. Attendees must have purchased the Pro version of SketchUp and have it installed on their laptops prior to the course. It is essential to have a three-button mouse for ease of navigating and working with your 3D model.
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Future Courses

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Basics of Building
This course presents the basic techniques and principles of house building, timber framing, and carpentry.
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Complex Roof Framing
Complex roof geometry is a challenge most framers face eventually. In this course we will demonstrate various methods of laying out and cutting hip and valley systems using lofting, framing square, calculator, and visualization. Students will complete frame mockups that include regular and irregular hip, valley, and jack rafter systems.
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Concrete Countertops
Learn how to design and fabricate a concrete countertop.
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Converting Trees to Timber
In this course, students will learn how to grade timbers for strength and appearance, understand how to maintain a woodlot, safely and efficiently cut trees, and convert those round logs into square timbers.
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Cruck Framing

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Homepage

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Intro to SketchUp

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Moisture Control in Residential Construction

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Non-Destructive Evaluation & Wood Stress Values

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Outdoor Earthen Bake Oven

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Raising & Rigging

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Scribed Timber Framing

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Timber Frame Design & Joinery Decisions

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Timber Framing

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Timber Framing Intensive

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Timber Framing with Power Tools

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Timber Grading

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Wood Identification

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