Working the Angles: Cabinetmaking Contest at SkillsUSA

The boards are cut and sanded, the doors and drawers are closed, and the hardware is installed. All that's left is the waiting to hear which cabinetmaker takes home hundreds (and hundreds) of dollars in tools and merchandise from DeWalt, Irwin and Carhartt, not to mention bragging rights and a chance to advance to SkillsUSA … Continue reading Working the Angles: Cabinetmaking Contest at SkillsUSA

Meet Our SkillsUSA Team: Maher Farag

This week, my Building Construction Technology classmate Maher Farag heads to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Maher is a brilliant carpenter, who never ceases to dazzle our class at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville with his cabinetmaking skills. He designs complex furniture in his head, without sketches; … Continue reading Meet Our SkillsUSA Team: Maher Farag

Father’s Day Adirondack Chair Sale

Our construction school class spent the week designing and building Adirondack chairs to sell for Father's Day. Proceeds will benefit Team TCAT Nashville's squad of cabinetmakers, aestheticians and other students competing at SkillsUSA National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, next week.  Adirondack chairs, tables and planters, handmade with pressure-treated pine, are for sale today at TCAT … Continue reading Father’s Day Adirondack Chair Sale