- Intro to Tools and Materials – What you can use in building a structure, built-ins, or furniture for your tiny house, and what to buy, what to borrow, and what to salvage.
- Camp Chair – Gain great practice with a variety of construction skills while also making yourself a great, space-saving chair for a tiny house.
- Framing Your Tiny House – Get a great introduction to framing your flooring and walls by building a practice set of walls and a small bench under expert supervision.
- Windows and Doors – Learn the structural framing around doors and windows, how to create a weatherproof and energy-efficient home, and make educated choices about window and door types.
Students are given ample time to absorb, ask questions, try out new techniques and make inevitable mistakes. The Building Tiny series will be led by Brooks Nelson, who loves to build things and is a life long learner. Brooks has made a living as builder and caretaker of the physical world for 30 years from building the perfect cup of coffee to building houses and furniture, making movies and sharing his passion by teaching classes at the Studio.
Hands-on, instructor-led workshops like these are just what novice builders need to build their skills and their confidence that they can make their tiny house project a reality. If you’ve got dreams in your head and doodles on paper, visit the The Northwest Woodworking Studio Online to learn how to take them into three dimensions.