Construction Trades

 Instructor:  Paul Landwehr
paul.landwehr@isd917.org
651-423-8347
house pic

28' X 56' Ranch-Style home, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Oak cabinets & trim with 6 panel doors Tile, and Laminate flooring. Built by the Dakota County Secondary Technical Center Construction Trades Class.

The house is complete for all areas above the foundation. The students complete all work except for plumbing, electrical. The cabinets, and counter tops are contracted out and purchased as finished products. Vaulted ceiling covers the kitchen and living room area.

Other features include main floor laundry room, laminate floor throughout the living areas. Maintenance free siding.  Ceramic tile in laundry room, entry, and bathroom floors

Whitetail Woods Regional Park Project 2013-14:
These cabins were built by the Construction Trades Program at ISD 917 under the direction of Paul Landwehr, Construction Trades Teacher.  They are now part of the park and can be rented through Dakota County.  

Whitetail Woods Cabin inside finished 1

Whitetail Woods inside 2

Whitetail woods outside

Whitetail Cabin framing 1

Whitetail cabin framing


Current House Project 17-18 School Year:

17-18 house project 1

17-18 House finished


House Plan

10-21-14 Update                              11-7-14update
Students working on house House Wall Lift 11-7-14
11-20-14 Update                                 11-25-14-update
House 11-20-14  Gabled-east-end-going up 

12-12-14                                              12-22-14
House 12-12-14  student on roof
Jan - 01/15                                             Jan-15 

saw horse building when too cold cold out  laundry room plumbing
Jan - 2015
cross braces in rafter - bedrooms master - bath-tub-plumbing

Sheet rock March 2015
sheet rock with lift sheet-rock-hallway

Sheet rock Ceiling Mar - 2015                     
Sheet rock bedroom 
May 5, 2015 Mudding   Bathroom 2           mudding bedroom 2
Mudding bath 2   Mudding bedroom 2 nails