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First Impressions: Building Exterior Doors Service Learning Course

Course Overview

You only have one chance to make a solid first impression (and goodness knows the importance of preventing cold drafts). So, building new front doors, both beautiful and functional, for North House's campus is nothing short of serious business. Opening any front door is a momentous occasion: behind you, the outside world, in front of you, home. Learn to construct sturdy layered exterior doors in this hands-on workshop. Each session of this course will build four exterior doors (we need thirteen total!) with large windows that will welcome students and visitors alike. The techniques and skills covered are easily transferable to interior doors. Each day will include instruction in and use of the table saw for material preparation and mortise & tenon joinery. Door finishing, hardware and hanging will also be discussed.

Course Details

Length: 2½ Days