2-Day Basic Carpentry Skills 101: Specialty Course

Our 2-day basic carpentry skills specialty course is exactly the same as the basic skills class we offer to the public.  

PageLines-HmrStn_14_020.jpgCost per student: $330 (includes lunch and t-shirt)
Minimum course cost: $2640 plus materials
Maximum number of students: 12
Materials Fee per student: $50
Time: 2 days, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You will need to bring:  Personal hand tools from this tool list.  (Most students have or can borrow most of these tools)

Who is this class for: All our specialty classes are open to any group, male, female or co-ed, of any skill level.

Pre-requisites: None

Overview: 2-day basic skills workshops introduce students to basic carpentry concepts of layout, cutting, and fastening, while building a pair of sawhorses that students will take home after the class. The skills learned in this class form a foundation for both rough carpentry and more detailed finish work. After this class, students will be able to safely use a range of hand and power tools and will understand the fundamentals of construction. This class can be taken as a stand-alone class, or as a pre-requisite for any of the other longer project-based classes.

Topics Covered:

  • Materials
  • Reading plans
  • Measuring
  • Layout
  • Cross-cutting with handsaw
  • Cross-cutting with circular saw
  • Cross-cutting angles
  • Laying out and cutting plywood
  • Fastening with screws
  • Fastening with nails

Project Description: Students will build a pair of sturdy sawhorses that are theirs to take home after the class. These horses are constructed from 2x material and plywood, and serve as a good introduction to cross-cutting, ripping, cutting angles, and using plywood.

Take Home: Students take home their assembled sawhorses.