Design Build Live

Introduction to Carpentry Workshop – Using Reclaimed Materials

A One-Day Design~Build~Live Workshop

Saturday April 30th, 2011, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Instructor:  Norm Ballinger
Location: South Austin, Texas
Fee: $75 ; $60 for members – Registration required (see below)
Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

During this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the various steps of carpentry through discussion and hands on participation, including:

~ Selecting and obtaining reclaimed materials

~ Layout and design elements of stud framing

~ Tool basics

~ Building headers

~ Inserting doors and windows

~ Attaching roofs

The project: Construction of a 12×16 shed to introduce layout, some standard practices, and the ways different materials are used. The goal of the workshop is to show participants how to design and build a basic structure. With some practice, the same knowledge can be applied to more complicated structures, such as building a house.

The instructor: Norm Ballinger is a builder and designer of residential homes, especially strawbale, and also does rainwater harvesting. He has 30 years of construction experience.

Registration: Fee for the workshop is $75 for non-members and $60 for DBL members. (If you are not already a member, join now and receive the discounted workshop price.) Included as part of the workshop will be a healthy vegetarian lunch, water, tea and snacks. Enrollment is limited to fifteen people. Register for the workshop below or contact Lauren at 617-519-1775 for questions. We will consider children under 18, but please call Gayle for verification: 512-478-9033

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