Another house built by Edmonds School District students — 40th since 1975

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In the market for a new house? This 2,400-square-foot Craftsman-style home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and is the pride and joy of 21 Edmonds School District high school students.

The Building Construction Program, sponsored jointly by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood and Edmonds School District, began in 1975 and provides students with quality, hands-on training for employment in the building trades. This year’s carpentry students got a chance to show off their handiwork and were awarded with brand new hammers at an open house and barbecue April 19.

Students learn entry-level carpentry skills used in the industry such as blueprint reading, estimating, zoning and building codes, wall and roof framing, roofing, siding, interior finishing, and working together as an effective crew.

Above, left: House No. 40 is located at 8118 206th St. SW in Edmonds. Lower, right: Mountlake Terrace High School senior Chase Simerka points out a portion of siding he worked on.

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