Carpentry for Homeowners

Homeowner’s Carpentry Basics: Practical Projects with Expert Mark Wheeler

Step into the world of practical carpentry with our Homeowner’s Carpentry Basics class, perfect for beginners looking to enhance their home with their own hands. Taught by Mark Wheeler, a seasoned builder with 30 years of experience in new homes, additions, kitchen and bath remodeling on Cape Cod, this course focuses on empowering homeowners with the skills needed to tackle home improvement projects confidently.

Course Highlights:

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from Mark Wheeler, who has not only built and remodeled homes but also served on the Brewster Old Kings Highway Historical Commission. His extensive experience and passion for teaching make him the ideal guide for your carpentry journey.
  • Hands-On Projects: From fixing a door to creating custom shelving, get practical experience with projects that homeowners are likely to encounter. This course encourages learning by doing, ensuring you can apply your new skills immediately.
  • Safety and Technique: Start with the basics of carpentry safety, including correct usage of safety glasses and both hand and power tools. You’ll learn techniques that ensure your home projects are both safe and successful.

What You Will Learn:

  • Tool Mastery: Gain a thorough understanding of the essential tools for home carpentry and their applications.
  • DIY Home Projects: Tackle typical homeowner projects, learning step-by-step how to plan, measure, cut, and assemble.
  • Collaborative Project Choice: Engage with fellow students to select and complete a class project that mirrors real home improvement needs.

Join Our Workshop and Transform Your Home Whether you’re aiming to handle repairs yourself or looking to undertake more significant home projects, this class will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need. Discover the satisfaction of completing home improvement projects firsthand and make your living space more functional and beautiful.

Start Date

October 22, 2024

Registration Deadline

October 20, 2024



Course Details

Start Date

October 22, 2024

Type of Class



Harwich, MA

Days & Times

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



End Date

December 10, 2024

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Total Hours



Mark Wheeler

About The Instructor

Mark is a Brewster resident and has been building on the Cape for the last 30 years. He specializes in new homes, additions, kitchen, bath remodeling, high end cabinetry and millwork. He has a home woodshop at his residence and served as the building representative on the Brewster Old Kings Highway Historical Commission for 12 years.
He is passionate about carpentry and woodworking and enjoys sharing his knowledge.