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True Scale House Framing Kit

SKU: W36803
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$180.00 (USD)
Availability: In Stock


This kit is unique in that you can build it with either a truss or hipped roof. Whichever roof style is selected, students learn about:

  • Dimensioning the lumber to the scale of real lumber used in construction.
  • Reading house plan drawings.
  • Using construction techniques in accordance with the International Building Code.
  • Construction terminology.
  • Attention to detail.

The framing kit is for a home featuring a standard, two-bedroom layout.

Add a Lumberjack Cutter for ultimate assembly.


Grades: 9-12


What You'll Get

  • House plans (12 sheets)
  • Balsa wood lumber
  • Architect scale ruler
  • Pins
  • Foam base
  • Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Instructions that cover both roof builds

Learning Values

  • Modeling
  • Stability
  • Materials science
  • Construction techniques
  • Structures
  • Design process
  • Scale and structure
  • Structural engineering
  • Measurements
  • Graphing
  • Angles


  • Quantity: 1
  • Assembly Method: Gluing and/or pinning
  • Tools Required: Cutter, hammer, needle nose pliers, waxed paper, and masking tape
  • Dimensions: Approximately 20" x 26"
  • Material: Balsa wood

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