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6-Week Beginning Woodworking CHICAGO

01/02/2024 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST

Begin your woodworking journey with this 6-week class that covers the basics from identifying wood through constructing a simple project.

January Date:

This is a 6 week class running on consecutive Tuesday nights. It will meet from 6:30-9:30pm on Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, and Feb 6.

February Date:

This is a 6 week class running on consecutive Friday nights. It will meet from 6:30-9:30pm on Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 1, and March 8.

Beginning Woodworking students will learn the fundamentals of woodworking through hands-on workshop projects and theory-oriented lecture sessions. Students will be taught how to identify and understand lumber, design/plan simple projects, and use hand tools and power tools with safe and effective technique.

The goal of this class is to take anyone new to the wonderful world of woodworking and guide them towards independence in their future endeavors as a craftsperson or DIY weekend warrior. All are welcome! —from the complete novice to the trepidatious beginner woodworker looking to expand their skill set and confidence level.

To put the learning into practice, each participant will build a keepsake box consisting of a variety of joints, each reflecting an important learning objective to be shown off as a reminder of skills gained. This box is a functional container as well as a collection of practice techniques.

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop.


If you can’t make it to a class, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org with their name and email address.

If Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 hours before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule.

We do not offer other refunds or transfers between classes.


If you arrive to a workshop later than 20 minutes after the stated start time, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

We do not provide refunds to latecomers.


All workshops are 18+ unless otherwise specified; no woodworking experience necessary

Materials are included in the fee for the workshop

We are not able to accommodate last minute attendees. If a workshop is sold out, there are no open spots.


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CST


ReBuilding Exchange
1740 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States


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