Students in Matthew Van Horne’s Advanced Carpentry class at William Floyd High School recently completed a project to design and build two lifeguard chairs for Hither Hills State Park in Montauk, NY.
Students created the blueprints for the chairs, which stand approximately nine feet tall, on a CAD (computer-aided design) program; then spent approximately two weeks sanding, sawing, nailing and painting the structures.
“Projects like these provide my students with the opportunity to sharpen their carpentry skills and their knowledge of CAD,” said Matthew Van Horne, carpentry teacher, William Floyd High School. “It also provides a chance for us to give back to the greater Long Island community.”
The wood and materials were donated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which oversees Hither Hills State Park.