Basic Carpentry

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The September Session of Basic Carpentry will take place at Karmê Chöling (369 Patneaude Ln, Barnet, VT 05821). Onsite meals and lodging are available. 

 

This course gives students a basic overview of general terms, tools, and techniques used in the field of carpentry. Learn how to safely use a wide range of hand and power tools while building a small structure such as a garden shed or playhouse.  We'll go over house framing and layout while looking at the anatomy of a structure. Whether you're planning on building a house or just want to learn some basic skills, this course will help you gain the confidence you'll need.

Reviews:

"I found the instructors Lizabeth and Patti to be very helpful and fun, wonderful people. Their hands-on approach to learning was in line with my learning methods. I couldn’t have asked for better instructors for this class and would recommend anyone take this course with them teaching."

"Liz and Patti were awesome instructors for this course. They taught us a lot about carpentry in the week we had together. I would definitely recommend them to teach this course in the future. They also had a great sense of humor and related well with the students."

"The course was excellent. I am ready to attempt my own shed and there is no doubt that shed #2 will be better than shed #1. Thanks to all! The course was great!"

"Both instructors were absolutely excellent and made the course totally enjoyable. With great interaction/interpersonal skills and of course knowledge they made everyone feel at home."

Category

AIA Credit Courses, Whole Structure Design/Build

Competency

Beginner

Credits

  • Sterling College: 2 Continuing Education Units ($260 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 37 Learning Units

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