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2018 Carpenters for Christ Build Information

We hope you'll join us for a full volunteer day since Habitat has cut its workday to seven hours (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM including lunch). AM and PM shifts are still available. Remember no experience required!

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Questions? Contact Joe B. Fortson at , 214.523.2297.

House #112

Address: 2723 Silkwood, Dallas, TX 75215

Build Schedule:

Day 1 Saturday, September 29: Stand and brace walls. Cap plate if possible.
Day 2 Saturday, October 6:: Load, stand and brace trusses. Sheath walls.
Day 3 Saturday, October 13: Install sub-fascia, blue board, porch columns. Sheath gables.
Day 4 Saturday, October 20: Install exterior doors and windows, trim porch and other exterior items.
Day 5 Saturday, October 27: Install soffits. Do siding prep and begin siding installation.
Day 6 Saturday, November 3: Continue siding and trim. Paint prep.
Day 7 Saturday, November 10: Finish trim. Paint.
Day 8 Saturday, November 17: Finish painting. Punch list. Hold dedication.

Lunch, water, and snacks are provided.

Work Hours:
8:00 am - Arrive, check-in
12:00 pm - Lunch (provided for morning workers)
12:30 pm - Work resumes
3:30 pm - Site clean-up, work concludes

Weather Questions?

Habitat works in most all weather conditions to fulfill its mission. On the scheduled workday go to and click the weather button.

Cancellations are posted each workday by 6:30 am

What to wear/bring:

  • season appropriate work clothing/gear (we work rain or shine)
  • closed-toe shoes
  • head covering
  • sunscreen
  • work gloves
  • hammer and nail belt, if you have them

Build Site Age Limitations:

  • Under 16: Not allowed on the build site until the dedication day
  • 16 and 17: Allowed to pick up a hammer and build but not operate power tools or get on the roof; must have one adult over 21 per five youth of this age; parent must sign a release form.
  • 18+: No restrictions