Become a Master Carpenter: Basic Carpentry

A thorough guide teaching carpentry basics, terminology and framing basics.
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  • Lectures 44
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

The course provides information on building codes, optimal building strategies and insight on the manufacturing process of wood types. Several terminologies will be explained including: roofs, staircases, framing and blueprint readings. The course progresses from basic safety to tool use and to framing methods of walls, stairs and roofs. After taking this course, you will have a vast knowledge of carpentry, be able to identify features in roofs, houses, and stairs. You will be able to construct your very own wooden structures including: wall frames, trusses, rough opening for doors and windows, staircases. The course provides descriptive videos designed with a professional background. Audio is provided to guide you through the lectures. The coursed is organized in specific categories to keep you focused on a certain subject for that time period. Each section will be followed with an engaging quiz to ensure that you are no skipping over the lectures. There is a 20 question final test to accurately assess the skills you learned about the material provided in the course. The course should not take an absurd amount of time as the short videos range from 1 minute to 7 minutes max. When all is said and done, after completion of “Become A Master Carpenter – Advanced Carpentry” you will be able to repair and construct your own structures to your home.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a good understanding of basic math.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use tools safely and effectively
  • Build small to large projects
  • Repair existing stuctures
  • Identify different types of wood

What is the target audience?

  • Individuals looking to properly use power and hand tools safely
  • Gain valuable experience in the carpentry trade.
  • How to build small projects
  • Construct large structures
  • Students looking to properly identify and differentiate between woods

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:02

A brief history about the trade of carpentry.

02:51

Some carpenter statistics about salary and employment rate.

Workplace Responsibility
Preview
02:11
04:01

Safety practices that must be followed to ensure the operator and others are as safe as possible.

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
Section 2: Wood & Lumber
Boards
03:02
Lumber
03:20
01:16

When pressure treated lumber should be used and how it is manufactured.

03:44

How plywood is manufactured and use of plywood.

01:36

The process of engineered wood and how it is used.

Section 2 Quiz
9 questions
Section 3: Tools
Safety Procedures
01:33
02:02

Overview of different screw heads.

01:43

Different saws, what they are used for and how to use them properly.

02:50

Common carpenter's power tools operation and what the are used for.

05:36

Different saw descriptions, proper safety precautions and where they should be used.

02:33

Description and safety of common carpenter's power tools.

Section 3 Quiz
9 questions
Section 4: Nails, Screws, Bolts
03:21

Different nail types and their purposes.

02:30

Different screw types and their functions.

01:37

Types of bolts will be explained.

Staples
01:01
Section 4 Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Floor Plans
Introduction
02:06
04:24

Proper architectual drawing techniques that are universal among carpenters, engineers and other workers.

02:44

Reading architectural drawings and accurate interpratation.

Organizing Projects
01:01
Section 5 Quiz
7 questions
Section 6: Floor Systems
Introduction
01:51
Housing
03:37
Building Drawings
01:12
01:48

Types of joists and their uses.

01:49

Different types of girders and their purposes.

Section 6 Quiz
10 questions
Section 7: Walls
Introduction
02:37
Layout
01:35
01:49

Proper assembly and layout of a stud wall.

00:40

Erecting a stud wall properly and safely as well as tools used to erect the wall.

02:48

Framing in doors and windows.

Section 7 Quiz
7 questions
Section 8: Roofing
Ceilings
00:50
Roof Framing
03:25
Rafters
02:20
01:28

Types of sheathing used for roofs will be explained.

01:59

Different types of trusses will be shown as well as their purposes.

Other Roofing
01:58
Section 8 Quiz
8 questions
Section 9: Stairs
Introduction
02:06
01:42

Different stair cases and where they are used.

01:46

The different components of the stairs will be shown and explained.

01:19

Proper framing of the stairs and the walls of the staircase.

Design
02:32
Section 9 Quiz
8 questions
Section 10: Final Assessment
Final Test
20 questions

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Instructor Biography

John Watson, Civil Software Engineer, IT Tech and CAD Professor

I graduated with a civil engineering degree. I was a university tutor in various classes and a teacher's assistant in CAD (computer-aided design) software development. I reverse engineer professional parts portfolios, designing individual parts on CAD software and defining their parameters. I have competed in a robotics competitions, assembling and competing with a unique robot design to compete against others. Out of 200 individuals, I placed in the top 5. I speak 4 languages; Spanish, German and I am fluent in French and English. I have competed in various competitions, placing in the top 3 in the province of British Columbia and being recognized provincially in others.

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