master builders

Master Builders

master builders

Master Builders is a deep dive into the construction techniques and architectural concepts involved in house building.  Using scaled dimensional lumber made of balsa wood,  participants will follow detailed blueprints to frame a realistic 1:16th scale house.  

Participants will learn about:

  • Using construction techniques in accordance with the International Building Code
  • Dimensioning the lumber to the scale of real lumber used in construction
  • Reading house plan drawings
  • Framing concepts and terminology used in house building
  • Structural design and engineering
  • And MUCH, MUCH More!!!
  • What

    1:16th Scale House Framing/Building

  • Who

    Boys and girls grades 5-8 (as of Fall 2022).

  • When

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: June 20th-July 1st, from 10:00-11:00am

  • Price

    $20 for Members | $30 for Non-Members

  • Registration

    Call the Y at 641-585-5220, stop in and register at our front desk, or click the registration button on the right side of this page. 

  • Updates

    Contact us at 641-585-5220 about signing up for REMIND, our text messaging system, and/or keep an eye on for updates!

    To sign up for REMIND updates: text @ynotify to 81010.  To sign up for notices of upcoming programs, text @fcyyouth to 81010.

  • Organizer

    Tony Reynolds:


Jun 20 2022


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


$20 Members | $30 Non-Members

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