How It Works
Community Woodshop is a shared woodshop offering Memberships and Classes - like a fitness club. As a member we expect you to be able to work safetly and independently. If you're not quite there yet, we suggest taking a few classes first (membership not required).
We offer a wide variety of workshops covering many techniques, interests, and skill levels. Classes/workshops give you the opportunity to practice in a safe environment where everyone is welcome.
Enjoy the process!
Woodworking is like any other craft or skill; it's best to take your time and be patient with yourself. If you were learning a new language you wouldn't expect to be fluent after a couple weeks; so take your time, and have fun!
Not sure what to take? Check out: Suggested Curriculums - you will find some helpful suggestions based on interest.
If you are looking to make something specific and you need some help, consider Private Lessons.
Whether you want to become a member or take classes, the first step is to take Safety Orientation. We run 2-3 Safety Orientations per week; they tend to fill up about a week in advance. To reserve a spot check out the class schedule.
CW members have access to professional grade equipment and bench space needed to create woodworking projects. All members are required to take Safety Orientation at Community Woodshop prior to becoming a member.
CW members are expected to work independently and safely. Before becoming a member you should have completed a few projects. If you're not quite there yet, we suggest taking some classes first.
After taking Safety Orientation and proving you know how to use the machines safely and confidently you may join as a member. If you are planning to make a cut you've never done before, we encourage you to attempt the set up, then check with us to look at the set up. We may say it looks safe or have some suggestions for making it more safe.