TAHS House Project Continues to Make Progress

Seniors Cory Lehman and Carter Maceno apply adhesive before installing the drywall on the ceiling. The house got framed, insulated and drywalled this year.

When asked what they did in high school as a class project, not many students can say that they built a house. But students at TAHS who take Mr. Dan Plummer’s carpentry course have a chance help build a house every year.

Now in its fifth year of construction, the carpentry students have been making good progress on the TAHS house project and hope to have the house completed and sold by the end of next school year.

It’s been a good learning experience for the students. It provides them with an opportunity for real working experience and working together as a team”

— Mr. Dan Plummer

This school year the main projects that the students have been working on are finishing the exterior siding, roughing in the plumbing, and installing the interior drywall.

“It’s been a good learning experience for the students. It provides them with an opportunity for real working experience and working together as a team,” said Plummer.

The carpentry students have been going to the house almost every day since the beginning of the school year and have worked hard to become an effective team.

There are twelve seniors who have worked at the house over the last few years.  The seniors involved in the project are Zach Albright, Gaige Fink, Tyler Steele, Sam Ayers, Carter Maceno, Isaac Jackson ,Cash Sprankle, Andrew Ferguson, Cory Lehman, Tyler Gunsallus, Connor Wertz, and Nick Beard.

Before completing the building process, the students learn how to do the skills in-class. They learned to install the finish fascia soffit, exterior siding, insulation, and drywall this year.

Senior Carter Maceno has worked with insulation, drywall, electric and plumbing this year. Maceno said that the most difficult job for him so far was the plumbing.

Senior Cory Lehman thought the hardest part was putting siding on dormers for the roof.

“You have to be careful to make sure that everything fits well,” said Lehman.

The house project is a great opportunity for kids that are going into the carpentry field to gain experience and learn”

— Senior Cory Lehman

Working in the carpentry field can be challenging and dangerous. Seniors Connor Wertz and Cory Lehman said that underclassman who plan to take carpentry class need to be careful.

“Wear protective eye wear and always cover your mouth,” said Wertz.

Inside projects have been completed during the winter because it’s too cold to work on the exterior. The winter projects included electrical work as well as plumbing.

“All the upstairs is close to being done and all the electric and plumbing has been completed,” said Lehman.

Lehman has enjoyed his experience working on the project and recommends it to anyone who would like to go into carpentry.

“The house project is a great opportunity for kids that are going into the carpentry field to gain experience and learn,” said Lehman.