Mock ups for USF Community Garden Picnic Table

Busy Saturday with my class, Saturday, that's right! Service learning... extra fun and extra effort. But we're building some redwood and concrete picnic tables for the University of San Francisco's community garden, lead by the wonderful Oakland based gardner, writer,  Novella Carpenter. Here is what we have so far:

Helpful men at Lumber Baron in Berkeley. Good deals on redwood!

Helpful men at Lumber Baron in Berkeley. Good deals on redwood!

Stacked and resting. Enough for 2 ten foot tables!

Stacked and resting. Enough for 2 ten foot tables!

Mock-ups for concrete legs!

Mock-ups for concrete legs!

Next week we start building forms. Meanwhile, my students are working on designs for cheap, smart benches. Stay tuned! I'll turn any class into a shop class if I can. The chance to design and build for others is a gift. Purpose.