Level 2 Furniture

Pre-requisites:

At least 10 credits from the year 11 Furniture course

Course description:

You will continue to build on what was covered in the previous year. The projects covered will allow you to consolidate the use and maintenance of hand tools and operate appropriate machinery to a more advanced level. You will be expected to work with some independence and meet all of your construction deadlines on time.

Year 12 students will be working to a more advanced level, their work will include complex techniques such as parquetry and dovetail joints.

Using a range of timbers including quality hardwoods and recycled rimu, you will be given the opportunity to make a wall cabinet, bedside unit and a chopping butchers block.

Assessment

You will be assessed against a range of Unit Standards (up to 16 credits) and two Achievement Standards (10 credits) against the appropriate level. Total available credits – 26. Each assessment has a theoretical and practical component and any work not done in class time will need to be completed during lunchtimes and outside of class time. Students will also continue gathering credits towards the National Certificate in Furniture Making (L 2)

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
US 17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace I 4
AS 91344 Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features I 6
AS 91347 Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts used to make products I 4
US 18917 Construct hand joints for furniture I 3
US 18918 Construct a furniture carcase I 6
US 9785 Set and operate a flat bed sander to sand wooden furniture components I 4
US 25770 Demonstrate knowledge of abrasives used in furniture production 1 4

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Cost:

The take home material fee for this course is $110. This can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, by Automatic Payment or in three installments. It is essential that this fee is paid as it allows for materials to be purchased. Projects will remain the property of WHS until all course fees are paid. If you require special materials over and above what is already supplied, you must cover the extra cost yourself.

Contact: Ana Krakosky

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