Stairs pre-op, Nov. 15, 2013


Firstly, a reminder that any of you can reach me at:   .Some of you are already keeping in touch, asking questions about your work and letting me know what is going on in your lives.  I am always interested, so don’t be shy. I am happy that you are checking out the blog, but I cannot communicate with you through it – send me an email. Reza, that means you!

Heads up!  We are starting next week on the stairs module.  “Stairs” is a logical end to the program of study that you have all been slogging through.  It is also builds on the knowledge that you have gleaned over the past year, especially from “Roofs” as it, too, is a module based on rise/run calculations.

Those calculations will appear to be daunting for the first few days, just like in “Roofs”.  By now you can all have confidence that the process is designed to help you grasp what seems to be soooo complicated at first.  Like with all of our competencies, the more you do, the better you get, so I am looking forward to a fun and rewarding time with you.

The other part of the module is the link with interior finishing – stairs are complicated to figure out and build, true, but in the typical project, you have to finish all around them, and some of those cuts and joints are tough to visualize.  Again, practice makes perfect.

Question: are all the drawers functional in this photo?


We’ll talk on Tuesday evening,


About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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2 Responses to Stairs pre-op, Nov. 15, 2013

  1. marc r says:

    when you get the chance, could you let us know what the cement structure is.

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