The Jackson High School Construction Technology students have completed six storage sheds as part of their class project.
The Jackson High School Construction Technology students have completed six storage sheds as part of their class project. They have four of them available for sale.
Brian Clevenger is the teacher for the construction technology program. He said building the sheds has been a yearlong project for the juniors in the class for the past eight years.
He said the sheds are made with top-of-the-line materials and built to last. The cost of each shed is $1,500, plus delivery costs.
“The sheds are eight-by-12 feet and made much better than what you can buy at one of the local home improvement stores or even Amish-made,” Clevenger said. “They are framed more like a home instead of a shed.”
The sheds are made with the following:
- 16-inch OC studs
- Treated floor joists
- Treated floors
- Vinyl siding, soffits and fascias
- Architectural shingles
- Steel rolling garage door
- Eight-foot interior ceiling height
- All aluminum or vinyl exterior trim
Along with learning skills to use specific construction tools, the students learn the basics of construction. Clevenger said selling the finished product gives the students great pride in their workmanship and they know the product will be used for a long time.
“I designed the sheds specifically for the students to learn a number of skills when completing the project,” Clevenger said. “The students start with site preparation, design and layout, then we learn floor and wall framing and lastly we learn roofing, siding and door installation.”
The cost of shed includes the cost for materials only. No labor costs are included in the price. The monies for shed go back to the class to buy materials for next year's class.
“There are many benefits to buying one of our sheds such as getting a maintenance free shed with a steel rolling garage door like the ones found on storage units,” Clevenger said. “The door is much more secure than other sheds. The ceiling height is another big advantage because you can put shelves up in the unit. And again, the overall quality of the materials used is much higher than other sheds.
The sheds will be available through summer or until they all sell. To look at the sheds or get more information, call Brian Clevenger at Jackson High School at 330-837-3501, ext. 1535.