Build fundamental skills and know-how for your dream project - shed, tiny house, or maybe a woodshop of your own! Learn how to measure, lay out, and assemble wall framing through a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. We'll also discuss how to tie your new skills in to other stages of construction, both before and after wall framing.
Skill level: Experience with basic chopsaw or circular saw use and safety required. If you're a complete beginner, please consider one of our Intro to Carpentry classes to gain some experience before enrolling in this class. Open to ages 16+ (minors will need a signed youth waiver.)Students will learn how to:* use essential hand tools and power tools for wall framing* interpret project drawings and plans, including terminology* frame for window and door openings* check for plumb, square, and level
IMPORTANT EVENT INFOClass fees & donations: All class fees include materials. Want to throw a little extra in to support our scholarships? There’s a donation option at registration to add any amount that you want to pay forward. A donation receipt will be included with your registration confirmation email.Scholarships: Limited scholarships are offered on every class registration page, and are generously supported by fellow students. Please accept this gift if you need it. Our only request is to limit yourself to one scholarship every 2-3 months to keep these opportunities widely available. Refund policy: We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to another person who is 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post in the class event on our FB page, or ask us to share your email address with the class waitlist.Ongoing classes: Hear about new class announcements every other week, or check out all currently scheduled classes here.Other FAQs What is your refund policy? We currently do not offer refunds or transfers between classes. You may, however, transfer your ticket to anyone 18 or older. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, consider posting on the relevant class event on our FB page. At your request, we’d also be glad to share your email address with the class waitlist.How do I transfer my ticket to someone else? You can either log in to your EventBrite account and edit the attendee info on your registration, or email us at [email protected] with 1) the date and name of the class, and 2) first name, last name, and email address of the person you’d like to transfer your ticket to. When and where to arrive? Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before class to settle in and be ready to go! Come in through our administrative entrance (red door across from StormBreaker Brewing and just north of our donation drop-off area.) Signs inside the entrance will guide you to the Education Shop. Please note that doors to the shop will close 15 minutes after scheduled start times.
What to bring/not to bring? For your personal safety, please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, and avoid any dangling jewelry or baggy clothing. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a snack . How about public transportation/parking options? The #4 bus stops within a block of the ReBuilding Center. The Yellow Max Line (Overlook Park stop) is about a 15 minute walk away. There’s also parking available on the surrounding streets. Do I have to bring my printed ticket? No - we'd prefer to save a few trees! We can look up registration details electronically if need be. Is there an age limit? All our classes are 18+ unless otherwise indicated in the class description.Other questions? Email us at [email protected]