Learning valuable trade skills in carpentry begins with the Brightmoor Doghouse – the first project in the Brightmoor Builders program. These little gems – small but perfectly formed – are framed, insulated, lined, sheathed and roofed just like a proper house.
Brightmoor Builders are introduced to the basic skills required in any trade beginning with punctuality and a good, safe work ethic. They then learn how to read construction drawings, measure, use tools safely, and frame a house.
They then move on to the more difficult skills of framing a roof and trim carpentry. Once it is fully lined and insulated, the Brightmoor Builders install the clapboard, soffits and exterior trim.
After a roof, shingles, and 3 coats of paint, these homes are ready for their new canine residents.