These are three of Mrs. Sheridan's students who helped put together the bench drawers.
Well, we beat the rain, most of it anyway. The window is moved, Tyvek, weather stripping, and window are back in place and it is tight as a drum again. Over Christmas break, I'll have some kids come over and we will get the siding back on. The class room looks like a wood shop. We are working on the cabinets and it is a mess. They are so impatient, they want to paint so bad. I pointed out that we haven't sanded yet..let's just say it is a good thing they are not in charge.
The wood came for the booth. I am nervous about that, I am not sure it will work, but as one of the kids said, "What's the worst that could happen?", so true. It is such a joy to get to work with kids, They really keep it real. Yeah, what's the worst that could happen?
Well, the demo part is done, now we just have to put it back together. I have been to Boise twice to get the siding, but both times I have come back empty handed, maybe next week.
I have to say, it was a lot harder getting the window out than I thought. The kids thought it was great fun though. I found a good deal on a router table on Craigslist, so we start building doors and drawers. Nothing too fancy planned, probably Shaker style.
The window was poorly placed for where the booth will be placed inside, so we are moving it. It really hurts to tear off beautiful siding, but it needed to be done. As careful as we were, not one of the pieces were salvageable. As one of the kids pointed out, at least it just won't fall off...their confidence is heart-warming. I hope to pick up about 7, 8 footers. to replace it. I'll post more pictures when it is completed.
Last year we used Baltic Birch plywood for cabinets and stairs, this year we thought we would use something less expensive. While at Home Depot, I noticed they had cabinet grade 3/4 in plywood. I bought a few pieces to try them out. The reviews were not good, bad glue, voids in the ply, and warping, were the common complaints. We made part of the stairs and the chest cabinet, which you will see in the video below. The plywood seemed to do fine for our needs, but only time will tell.
The jealous part came in when the 5th graders discovered that the 4th graders made a video. They were beside themselves with jealousy and wanted to make one, so they did. A big thank you to the Kinder-3rd grade class that drilled all the holes and the Builders that actually put it all together.
I have to say again how blessed I am to be apart of this project...best job ever.
We are a Gifted and Talented class in the Mountain Home School District