Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Home Improvement

 

Carpentry Essentials
Drywall
Hardwood and Laminate Floors
Spring Pruning
Working with Electrical Systems in the Home

Carpentry Essentials • XHOM 0840

In this course you will learn carpentry essentials that the homeowner would find useful. You will understand how your home is framed and learn how to determine whether a wall is structural or not. You will learn how to cut proper angles, the use and safety of common equipment, and the implications of various woods. You will also learn how to effectively join wood so that it is strong as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Students should wear sturdy footwear and long pants to class.

Fee: $410

Dates: Sept 19 – Oct 3, 2018
Wednesdays 6–9 pm and Saturdays 9 am–4 pm

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Drywall • XHOM 0710

This 1-day dry walling workshop will guide you through the "need to knows" of proper drywall installation including:

  • the tools used in the trade
  • measurement taking
  • how to cut drywall
  • "mudding" techniques and the different types of mud
  • proper installation of ceilings and walls


Please contact Continuing Studies @ 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to add your name to the interest list for upcoming course information.


Hardwood and Laminate Floors XWOO 0490

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to complete successful flooring job by:

  • identifying the various types of flooring
  • developing an understanding of the use and cre of the flooring used
  • laying out the area for flooring using materials and glues to fasten flooring
  • proper care and maintenance for your new floor
  • how to know what to ask for when purchasing your flooring

Please contact Continuing Studies @ 250.392.8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to add your name to the interest list for upcoming course information.


Spring Pruning

This one-day workshop will review important concepts such as good tree structure, what to cut and where to cut, pruning to encourage production in fruit trees, as well as maintenance of pruning tools. Learn the importance of pruning to maintain tree health. There will be a strong focus on modern thinking-minimizing the number of cuts so the tree can heal rapidly. Acquire the basic skills to know "good pruning" from "bad pruning".

Please contact Continuing Studies @ 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to add your name to the interest list for upcoming course information.


Working with Electrical Systems in the Home • XELC 0760

Changing a light fixture around the house? Wanting to add extra plugs or a ground fault? This program covers the basics and the safety aspects of electrical wiring for homeowners wanting to work safely with the electrical systems in the typical home. Upon completion of this course, students will know how to install that extra plug correctly and whether a permit is required. All safety and legal concerns will be addressed in this course.

Please contact Continuing Studies @ 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to add your name to the interest list for upcoming course information.