Framing Carpentry for Women

Women's carpentry workshop

TBA 2016

Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern

Framing a house can seem like an intimidating process, especially for women who don’t have a lot of experience with power tools, marking and measuring. In this workshop, participants will learn about the construction of a conventional frame house by building a complete shed project.

From floor framing to roof decking, wall studs to siding, you will learn how to use the tools and do the work to create all the elements of a framed building and see the progression from a pile of lumber to a well-built, sturdy framed shed.

Your instructors will assist you with understanding all the marking, measuring and tool use required in an atmosphere that’s supportive and constructive.

Along the way, Jen and Deirdre will also share lots of tips and advice for framing projects you might have in mind, and in keeping with Endeavour’s environmental focus they will also talk about ecologically preferable materials and sourcing.

You will leave the workshop having completed an entire frame building from the ground up, and will also have a set of detailed plans and notes to help you re-construct the experience on your own. There is no better opportunity to learn the incredibly useful skill of framing!

Entry requirements:
Open to all women

Early bird : $400
Regular: $450
Fees include healthy lunch (vegetarian and vegan options available)

Maximum class size: 12


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