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Yurt Craftsmanship

yurt craftsmanship, traditional tooling and skills


Craftsmens tools for the yurt makerYurt craftsmanship combining traditional tooling with authentic skills is our approach.  Yurt creation is a skilled craft. One feature of our work is our adherence to the techniques and craft of the old times.

We are passionate about old wood working methods and this interest forms the basis of the methods we employ at the workshop.  
 
The shave-horse (pole clamp), draw knife, froe, billhooks, axes, spokeshaves and the like allow us to fashion the wood as we like.
 
All our doors and windows are made with traditional joints, glued and pegged. With these joints we know the pieces will last for years. 
 
 
Traditional shave horseSteam bending is the backbone of the making of our yurt frames and each week we fire up the steam box for a days steaming. Whether it is chestnut, ash or oak, we use this age old technique to shape the wood for the yurt frames. 
 
Along with the tools and the know how, we study the traditional designs and make sure we fully understand why they are made the way they are. With this knowledge we can make sure our work is every bit as good as the craftsman of old.  



How to Find Out More


Rob wants to hear from you There are lots of questions when you are buying a yurt. The process of looking and thinking is both exciting and challenging.

We hope our website goes some way to helping making your information gathering simpler and enjoyable.

Those that know me will tell you I like to talk about what I love. So if it helps please feel free to call me. However, I am often not available to take calls so if there is no answer then email me with some good times to call you back.

Whatever questions you have, feel free to call me or email and I will only be too glad to help you out.

email: Rob@YurtWorkshop.com
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Find out about our Yurts

Find out more about the fine yurts we make.

Latest YURT BLOG
In Kyrgyzstan


I intend to recall and share more details of HOW I learned to make yurts and why we make them as we do.

Much of my influence comes from studying with other yurt makers. And one of the most influential of these was a Kyrgyz family based in a yurt making village near to lake Issyk Kul, close to the Tian Shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan.

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Easy to pitch yurts

Are you concerned about putting up your yurt?
Our yurts are simple and easy to pitch and come with an detailed pitching guide and telephone support.
We also offer a pitching service. Find out more


Yurt Workshop Customer Comments

Kathy from Barcelona, Spain, 2005:

..thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you - The yurt looks amazing and is beautifully made, "maker of fine yurts" is certainly an appropriate title. It is beautiful and warm, even in sub zero temperatures.
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