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True Scale House Framing Kit

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Description

Two in one! The True Scale House Framing Kit is unique in that you can build it with either a gable 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.

Also requires a hammer, needle-nose pliers, waxed paper, and masking tape, sold separately.

Details

Type: Project Kits Grades: 6-12
SKU: W36790

Safety

  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

What You'll Get

  • 1:16 balsa wood lumber
    • 60 sticks (1/8" x 1/4" x 24")
    • 5 sticks (1/8" x 3/4" x 24")
    • 20 sticks (1/16" x 3/8" x 18")
    • 80 sticks (1/8" x 3/8" x 18")
    • 225 precut studs (1/8" x 1/4" x 5" – 11/16")
  • Lumberjack Cutter 
  • Architect scale
  • Nails (pins)
  • 12 sheets house plans
  • Foam base
  • Glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Printed user guide

Learning Values

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

Specifications

  • Assembly Method: Gluing and/or pinning
  • Tools Required: Hammer, needle-nose pliers, waxed paper, and masking tape
  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimensions: Approximately 20" x 26"
  • Material: Balsa wood, glue, pins, and foam board

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