Course Description

The construction and carpentry program at South Shore provides students with experience in both mill and house carpentry. Mill carpentry is performed in the shop setting learning milling techniques and the safe use of all hand and power tools used in industry. The construction phase provides hands on experience in residential and light commercial framing practices including all exterior and interior finish procedures on live job sites.


Derek Mariani (Dept. Head) | 781-878-8822 ext. 425
Tom Bodio | 781-878-8822 ext. 110
John Barr | 781-878-8822 ext. 109
Freshmen & Sophomores

Mill carpentry – Freshman and Sophomore students will begin by building a series of projects progressing in difficulty continually adding more advanced milling procedures, assembly practices along with finishing methods. Then under the new canopy they will begin to learn the basics of framing, a variety exterior finishes and interior finish techniques and competencies. Also they will construct complete sheds for consumers.

Skills: Basic Framing | Exterior Finishing | Interior Finishing Techniques

Juniors & Seniors

House carpentry program – Juniors and Seniors will participate in our outside crew program, where students leave the school campus to construct projects such as garages, additions, decks and new homes for actual customers. Students will learn all phases of framing, side walling, roofing, exterior and interior trim. They expand on the competencies learned in their sophomore years on a much larger scale to become entry level proficient to enter into the union or residential construction field.

Skills: Framing | Side Walling | Roofing | Exterior and Interior Trim

Carpentry Projects

Local Employers

Cape Cod Lumber Frank Snow Corporation Murphy Brothers
Michael Ball Construction Sampson Lumber Foss Construction
Misiek Builders Almar Building & Remodeling DCL Construction
Rustic Marlin Designs James Hunter Carpentry Jensen Home Builders