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Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

September 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

ROGERSVILLE — Volunteer High School carpentry teacher Jason Hendrickson said a new cabin building program will teach students marketable skills instead of just learning how to “build birdhouses.”

Earlier this month the Hawkins County Board of Education approved Hendrickson’s request to add cabin building to his carpentry class at Volunteer.

It’s a spin-off from a program started by Sullivan Central, which has become so successful that Central now needs help to meet the demand.

The cabins will be between 400 and 800 square feet, and will be pre-ordered to specifications and pre-paid at a cost of between $35 and $45 per square foot.

“Students will be engaged in the project from beginning to end,” Hendrickson told the BOE. “It will cover all of my standards in one project. It’s going to teach students a trade rather than teach them how to build a birdhouse.”


Read more of this story in the Sept. 18, 2013 print edition of the Times-News, or the expanded electronic edition

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