Students use wood from Bucks County covered bridge in tech school class

    Old wood from a Bucks County covered bridge isn’t going to waste. Michael Kennedy, the cabinetmaking instructor at Upper Bucks Technical School, says his class has worked with reclaimed wood before, “but never the large quantity and the heavy, basically timbers that we got from the covered bridge,” he said. “This is big stuff.”  The Bucks County Covered Bridge Society gave Kennedy the wood, which was removed from the Pine Valley bridge when it was rebuilt. Kennedy’s students are using it to make sturdy tables to sell.  “In the beginning, they looked at the rough sawn timbers and it just looked like junk to them,” said Kennedy. “And then, all of a sudden, once it starts getting machined and put together, they’re excited about it.” A farm table runs around $1,300, smaller side tables around $250. Proceeds from the sales go into a student activities account, which funds things like the annual class trip to Colonial Williamsburg.

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