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Construction Trades Builds Sheds

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5c1117f9b4fb4 Photos by Albino R. (Sandwich)

Photos by Albino R. (Sandwich)

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In our Construction Trades class we are currently learning all the steps that go into building a shed, all the way from cutting the wood, to putting in the final nail to complete it. Throughout building the shed, Mr. Hoskins taught us all the basic tricks to know in the business.


In my opinion, the best part of building the shed was framing the entire floor and walls, then assembling them to see what you actually created. I asked around a little bit and it seems that a couple other students agree with me. One thing that a lot of people seemed to dislike was building the entire roof. It had difficult cuts that had to be exact, and then also all the toenailing (a nail driven obliquelythat went into assembling it.


As of now we are about 90% done with our first shed and almost halfway done with our second shed. What we have left on our first shed is a little bit of siding, fascia, and soffit. On our first shed we added a gable roof, however, on our second shed we are going to build a hip roof for it and learn some new skills. A lot of the skills we learned on building the shed are the same skills that are needed for building houses, except we just learn on a smaller scale.

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