Raise a Wall Specialty Course
Our “Raise a Wall” specialty course is a great skill and team-building exercise.
You will need to bring: Hammerstone provides all tools for this class.
Who is this class for: All our specialty classes are open to any group, male, female or co-ed, of any skill level.
Overview: Stick framed houses are built by assembling small timbers in a regular pattern. The process of framing a wall – cutting studs, laying out plates, nailing it together – can then be translated to framing other parts of the house: floor and roof. At the same time that students are learning about the concepts behind modern house construction, they are also learning hands on tool skills. In 3 short hours we learn to measure, mark, sharpen a pencil, cut with a circular saw, and hammer nails. Camaraderie is built as students pair up to measure and cut, and then work together to assemble and raise the wall.
- Theory of stick framing
- Layout and marking
- Cross-cutting with circular saw
- Fastening with nails
- Raising a wall
Project Description: Working together, students build a sample wall. The wall built is long enough for each pair of students to work on cutting and fastening their own stud.
Take Home: There is no take-home project from this class.