Carpentry and Joinery

We’re looking forward to you starting at Blackburn College and can’t wait to meet you when the time is right. In the meantime, we know you’ll be excited about starting a College course and thought may like to explore some different activities.

Our team have put together some activities that you can try right now!

Why not have a go in preparation for your College course?

Task 1

If you can, try and have a look in your attic space. Take pictures of how the roof is held up and how the timber frames are constructed. What shape repeats throughout? Why do you think this is?

Task 2

Watch this video, did you know how much joinery work goes into building a house?

Task 3

This is one of the first tasks you will be assessed on at college.

This short video will give you an idea what to expect.

Task 4

This bridle joint can be tried at home. All you need is some short pieces of wood, a saw and a rule. Watch the clip and have a go if you have the materials to hand.


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