Carpentry for Women

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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 in a supportive environment while building a small structure such as a 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 some basic skills, this course will help you gain the confidence you need.


"The sequence was well thought out, and the amount of new material presented each day was perfect.  The instructor's patience and dedication to us was fantastic."

"It was a great week of fun and learning. Our instructors were so patient -- they must have answered a thousand questions a day! The hands-on experience gave the whole group a lot of confidence with the tools in a short time. I had been following the school online for years and it was just lucky that the timing worked out for me to finally take a course this summer. I hope to come back again in the future."

"This was one of the best educational experiences I have ever had, and I have had MANY. I loved the experience of coming on-campus, and seeing the organization's mission in action. Every aspect of Yestermorrow (from its housing, to its food menus, to its library, to the courses, to its grounds) is aligned to its mission. What a great vision, and gift to Vermont, you-all are!"


AIA Credit Courses, Whole Structure Design/Build




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

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