THE FOUNDING OF ICCKITS
Stan Socha founded Identical Construction Company in 1977.
Stan saw the lack of a teaching tool in the construction
industry and worked with investors to
found Identical Construction Company. Below is an overview
of Stan's original vision. Please feel free to contact
us if you have any questions.
NEW CREATIVE OUTLET
Put your creative energies to work for you. Rather than
building model airplanes, boats, or cars, learn very
valuable building techniques and get the sense of accomplishment
that comes from framing a house, A-Frame cabin, or two-story
Identical Building Kit can start you down the road
to building your own home or that cabin you always dreamed
about. It can be the beginning point from which you could
plan and design the kind of home or cabin YOU want.
Anybody can construct an Identical Building Kit. It
is an inexpensive and useful way to pass hours and hours
of your leisure time.
AUTHENTIC ¾ SCALE
Identical Building Kits are ¾ inch
scale models that authentically duplicate real wood
At home, in a workshop, or in a classroom, you can learn
about the world of construction.
An Identical Building Kit can be completed without any
prior knowledge of wood frame construction. All wall
framing can be done right on the working drawings provided
and the instructions have been written in short, simple
The ¾” scale
lumber is high quality balsa which is cut to a tolerance
thousandths of an inch.
Standard dimensions of 2 x 4, 1 x 6, 2 x 6, 2 x 8, 4
x 4, etc., lumber is provided, the same as would be called
for by a building contractor.
The 2 x 4 stud lumber is precut to
the length used. All other lumber comes in standard lengths,
as it would come from a lumberyard.
In addition the kits contain:
1) ¾ scale working drawings,
2) Easy to follow instructions,
3) Custom designed miter jig,
4) Cutting tools,
5) Tape measure,
7) Layout pencil,
8) A work base which doubles as a display when a kit
WORKING DRAWINGS MAKE IT
set of working drawings and easy to read instructions
are provided in each kit.
You will see how each piece of lumber serves a particular
purpose in the wall frame. You will learn to understand
a floor plan, frame according to building codes and much
WORK IN PROGRESS
Kits are a “learn by doing” project.
You will get a step-by-step detailed picture of house
framing, and, at the same time, will see the complete
overall picture of your efforts when the model is completed.
get the actual experience of doing wood frame construction
while sitting at a table.
In a short time, you will be able to identify each piece
of lumber by name, and in time, you will find that you
know what to do without consulting the instructions.
When you feel confident about what you are doing, visit
a residential construction site and test yourself against
the real thing!