Carpentry and woodworking is the heart of Girls Garage! Starting at age 9, we offer 3 sessions of after-school wood classes that begin with hand tools and continue with power tools and an integrated wood workshop. With a focus on safety, we teach layout and measurement fundamentals and precise cutting, shaping, and assembly techniques. Tools taught include tape measure, speed square, clamps, hammers, chisels, files, handsaws, chop saw, jigsaw, bandsaw, drills, drivers, and hand and power sanders. Each session focuses on one project (a new project every session!), integrating tool knowledge and mathematical concepts. Girls take home personal projects that will remind them of their craft and growing knowledge! Our Carpentry and Woodworking program for 9-13 year old girls is also great preparation for girls interested in continuing on in our Young Women’s Design and Building Institute and/or our Advanced Design/Build teen program.