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Carpentry Home

The program is designed to instruct students in the principles of carpentry and provide participation in all phases of the building process. Carpentry students build a new house and/or remodel existing structures. On and o campus building pro ects teach construction principles and develop hands on skills.

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FramingLearn on the job and in the classroom, Laney college carpentry program gives you experience and the skills necessary to find work in construction and contracting. We are building a high performance home in Oakland and we are also building a “Tiny House” as part of a state wide competition. Come join our team. All skill levels welcome.

Passive House

The Carpentry Department is collaborating with the City of Oakland, Oakland Rotary and California Passive House on a unique project. We are building a extremely energy efficient house incorporating sustainable concepts, comfort and the ultimate in indoor air quality. The students are building and finishing everything – except for plumbing, electrical, roofing and mechanical system installations.


Tiny House

We are also building our second “Tiny House” called the Wedge, part of a state wide competition, challenging colleges and universities throughout California to build a Net Zero Tiny house. We are in the framing stage looking to finish in time for the judging in Sacramento in October 2016.


Currently under construction, the FabLab will be open to all Laney students in Spring 2016.



  • Carpentry Brochure (PDF – 1.4 MB)

    Carpentry Brochure