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Neil Godden

Williamsburg, MA
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Neil Godden

Neil C. Godden is a contractor and owner of Godden Timber Frames where he specializes in building traditional timber frames using primarily hand tools. Neil has received his Civil Engineering degree from the University at Buffalo in 1996 and has combined his love for wood with traditional building and energy efficient practices ever since.

Current Courses Offered by Neil Godden

7 Days
Teaser image for Cruck Framing

Cruck Framing

Cruck building is a Medieval English method of timber framing using pairs of large, curved timbers (cruck blades) that are joined at their apex to function as both post and principal rafter. The resulting Gothic arch creates a dramatic open hall space that is both structurally stable and visually appealing.…
Wed, Aug 5th, 2020  –  Tue, Aug 11th, 2020
Instructors: Jack Sobon, Neil Godden