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6-Week Beginning Woodworking EVANSTON

04/17/2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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


Class runs 6 Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm April 17, 24 , May 8, 15, 22 & 29. NO CLASS on May 1.

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 student 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.

6-Week Beginning WW Policies

We do not provide refunds for missed classes.

This workshop is a sequence of classes where one class teaches skills needed for the following class. If you miss a class, you will miss instruction and work time needed for the next steps presented in the following class.

There is no “make up time” provided during the classes, so please only commit to this workshop if you are confident you can attend each class.

Additional Safety Instruction sessions may be available during the workshop series.

Please contact us at workshops@rebuildingexchange.org to update our instructors if you need to miss a class.

Students who miss the first 2 sessions will be withdrawn from the class with no refund or credits towards future classes.


  • If you give notice by email that you need to withdraw from a class 14 days before the start of the class, the amount paid for the class will be applied towards a class credit redeemable within one year towards a future class.
  • If you give notice by email that you need to withdraw from a class between 2 weeks and 48 hours before the start of the class, 50% of the amount paid towards the class will be applied towards a class credit redeemable within one year towards a future class.
  • There are no credits provided for any cancellation with less than 48 hours notice. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • If Rebuilding Exchange cancels a workshop, you will receive a full refund, returned via your original payment method. Our team will contact you by phone and/or email with any updates regarding class cancellations due to weather.



• Additional parking available along Hartrey St. or in the lot at the southwest corner of Dempster and Hartrey.

• This workshop is 18+; no woodworking experience necessary.

• All materials are included in the workshop fee.

• Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes with a flat heel and avoid loose jewelry or baggy clothing.

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


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


Rebuilding Exchange Evanston
1245 Hartrey Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202 United States


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