HRRC offers carpentry repair classes for women

2012 Home How-To for Women participants learn to repair windows from volunteer instructor Eliot Watts. Photo by Rebecca Stager.

Designed for women who want to learn how to make home repairs themselves, HRRC’s Home How-To for Women course in Carpentry Repairs will cover how to install ceramic tile, repair windows, build handrails, repair plaster and drywall, and complete other carpentry projects. The Carpentry Repairs module will include eight two-hour classes, held on Wednesday evenings from June 5 through July 31 at HRRC’s Teaching Center in Cleveland Heights.

Applications are now being accepted, and early registration is suggested. Only 18 spots are available, to encourage small-group learning. Tuition is $120 for Cleveland Heights residents and $150 for nonresidents; low-income participants are eligible for reduced rates.

HRRC classes are taught in a welcoming environment designed to nurture and empower women. Participants gain increased skills and confidence as they learn to tackle basic carpentry projects. There will be ample time for hands-on practice with tools and repair techniques. The volunteer instructors who teach the classes share their expertise and offer practical tips to make repairs manageable.

The other modules in the Home How-To for Women course—Home Maintenance, Electrical Repairs, and Plumbing Repairs—can be taken sequentially or separately. Interested women homeowners can find more information on HRRC's website, or by contacting Becky Stager at or phone 216-381-6100, ext. 16.

Rebecca Stager

Becky Stager has been HRRC's education cooridinator since 1989. Visit or call 216-381-6100 for more information on programs and services.

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