Episode 41: A Visit to America’s Oldest Carpentry School, plus “Timeless” Style
Carpentry education, what makes for a dated look, working on scaffolds and platforms, and roofing.
In this episode of the Fine Homebuilding Podcast, Rob talks about his visit to the North Bennet Street School in Boston, which offers the oldest carpentry program in the United States. The guys offer advice to a shop teacher on “timeless” vs “dated” styles in home renovation. Also on the slate: large high-performance houses on sloped lots, working platform safety vs cost vs efficiency, and Brian’s first job working on roof tear-downs.
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Resources and links related to this podcast:
- The North Bennet Street School
- The NBSS carpentry program
- #KeepCraftAlive website
- Fine Homebuilding’s Design Channel
- Using Extension Ladders Safely
- Scaffold Shelter
- Simple Homemade Scaffolding