Walnut woodwork not just a board

Walnut woodwork not just a board

VIDEO: Walnut Park students in Smithers show off their mastery with woodworking tools.

Walnut Park Elementary Grade 6 and 7 students had a chance to show a board is not just a board with a week-long woodworking project.

Teachers Melanie Anderson, Sandra McAulay and Andy DeBoer had kids use the Northwest Community College maker space to transform a three-foot, 1×6 board into projects as varied as a ping pong table, birdhouse (with a spot for a bird TV), trucks, and BB gun targets.

The teachers hope to do a project similar to ‘Not-A-Board’ this spring.

Connor Muir and Dawson Unrah tell us about their woodworking projects:

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Connor Muir (left) and Dawson Unrah with their works. (Chris Gareau photo)

Connor Muir (left) and Dawson Unrah with their works. (Chris Gareau photo)

Somewhere to hang your Hylian hood. (Chris Gareau photo)

Somewhere to hang your Hylian hood. (Chris Gareau photo)

Walnut woodwork not just a board

Keira Boland decided this was an opportunity to make four pieces of her own design. (Chris Gareau photo)

Keira Boland decided this was an opportunity to make four pieces of her own design. (Chris Gareau photo)

Walnut woodwork not just a board

Walnut woodwork not just a board

Walnut woodwork not just a board

Walnut woodwork not just a board

Artistic expression could be added to the wood. (Chris Gareau photo)

Artistic expression could be added to the wood. (Chris Gareau photo)