For the 10th year, students in the Carpentry and Cabinetmaking class at GTCC left behind a permanent reminder of the skills they acquired during their four quarters of instruction - a house.
The 1991-92 student-built house located in High Point's Blairwood Subdivision is the largest one ever built by the carpentry class, said R.P. Hughes, the instructor.``Because it is the largest home, it gave the students more experience. They did a great job and they have a sturdy, quality-built home to show for it.'
The two-story, traditional home has 2,300 square feet of heated living space including four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a kitchen with a breakfast area, a 12-by-14-foot dining room and a large family room measuring 15-by-27 feet.
In addition, the home has a 615 square-foot double car garage with an automatic door opener.
The home will be offered for sale to the public through a nonprofit corporation, with the profits going back into the corporation to help this year's carpentry class build another home, Hughes said.
Other GTCC students also participated in the construction of the house. These included the heating and air conditioning and electrical installation classes.
To begin the job last September, the students dug the footings by hand without the benefit of a backhoe. After the foundation was built by subcontractors, the students installed the floor system and the house began to take shape.