Carpentry Level 1: Build a bird house

Curious about building things? Want to try your hand at carpentry?

At this experience, you'll work together with host Jim to build a bird house. He will have most of the parts cut and ready to assemble, but you'll talk about the techniques he used to cut them. Then, you'll use glue and nails to put it together. You'll leave this experience with a birdhouse you've helped make!

Jim works as a carpenter during the day, so he can answer questions you have about building things!

This experience is open to...:
Kudoers only
Kudoers and hosts
To explore this experience together, we can...: See some of the steps and tools needed to create the parts used for a bird house.
-: Use glue and hand tools like a hammer to put together the house.
-: Chat about the basic principles behind power tool safety. What are the reasons for using different types of tools, or joints?
How many Kudoers could come at once?: 1 person at one time
This experience is:
Wheel chair accessible
Can be done with hearing impaired
Can be done with blind or visually impaired
This happens: another place
Getting here: What you need to know.
This experience is located at host Jim's wood shop. There are a bunch of busses that have stops nearby on Kingsway Ave, including the # 175, 188, 180, 791, 151. You can also drive to the wood shop. It's located in an industrial-looking area, with big, long buildings.

When you get to the building, look for unit # 71. If you have any trouble, give Jim a call or text.

Nearest skytrain station: Coquitlam - Coquitlam Central
Skytrain meetup: Maybe: check with me
Should I bring money: No, you will not need to bring any money.
What else should I bring: Wear work clothes that might get a bit dirty.
When you book it, the Host will need to know: You will be working with your hands using some different tools. It will probably be a bit noisy during some parts. We may be working in a garage. There is a dog living here but she will stay in the house if you don't like dogs.
Afterwards, you could go to: Visit a woodworking shop, I can give you more details if you are interested.
Reflection Questions
How might some of the things in your house have been built?

What items have you bought that you might have been able to build yourself?

Tags: carpentry assembly woodworking
Listing created 13 Apr 2016