This resource was developed prior to the curriculum redesign in 2015. While it does not align with current learning standards, it may have value as a content source. Teachers may need to make adjustments to ensure accurate alignment with current curriculum:

Carpentry & Joinery 11, version 02 (Print)

This course will introduce you to the principles of house framing which apply to simple frame dwellings. With learning the principles and techniques of framing and practical experience, you will be able to build houses designed with straight end gables. This course is ideal for those entering the residential construction trade.

PLEASE NOTE: The Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction booklet referred to in this course in no longer available due to low sales. Students can go to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website to download a newer pdf version at

Please note that student term tests and instructional guides (answer keys for section assignments and term tests) are available for this course. These items can be ordered by Account Customers through this website by using your Customer Number. If you are not aware of your Customer Number, please call Customer Service at 1.888.883.4766.

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Product Code Quantity Price
Module 1, Carpentry & Joinery 11, version 02 (JCS11A2) ** 7540003472 $23.44EA
Section 1:Reading plans and drawing your own; Types of drawings; Commonly-used soft woods and their characteristics; Sizes of lumber and boards
Section 2:Measuring; Fastening/unfastening; Cutting; Power tools
Section 3:Site considerations; Setting out foundations; Taking levels and obtaining height of foundation walls
Section 4:Some notes on foundations; Concrete footings; Foundation walls; Concrete-how to mix and how to measure; Ready-mix concrete
Section 5:Nailed fastenings; Basement sills; Studs and studding
Section 6:Calculating length of basement wall studs; Erecting the basement frame; Basement posts and beam
** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Module 2, Carpentry & Joinery 11, version 02 (JCS11B2) ** 7540003473 $23.44EA
Section 1:Preparing to install roof coverings; Installing roof coverings; Scaffolding
Section 2:Sheathing gable ends; Windows;Exterior walls
Section 3:Stairways; Calculations for stair layouts; Types of stringers; Outdoor steps
Section 4:Doors and door frames; Window liners; Exterior cladding
Section 5:Thermal insulation; Vapour barriers; Installing drywall
Section 6:Painting; Finish flooring; Cabinets and closets; Trim and moulding
** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Module 3, Carpentry & Joinery 11, version 02 (JCS11C2) ** 7540003474 $23.44EA
Section 1:General notes on floor construction; Framing around openings; Installing the subfloor
Section 2:Determining quantityof wall framing material; Laying out interior walls and partitions; Methods for marking out stud positions
Section 3:Framing walls; Sheathing and erecting exterior walls; Interior walls and partitions
Section 4:Finding length, size, and quantity of ceiling joists; The roof; The framing square
Section 5:Working points; Laying out rafter positions; Constructing gable end walls
Section 6:Residential trusses; End common, jack, and hip rafters; Laying out the hip rafter; Adjusting the end common
** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Appendix, Carpentry & Joinery 11, version 02 (JCS11E2) ** 7540003475 $17.57EA
This Appendix is referred to throughout the course. ** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.