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Beginning Woodworking CHICAGO

02/11/2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 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 Wednesday nights. It will meet from 6:30-9:30pm on Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8 & 15.

February Date:

This is a 6 week class running on Saturday afternoons. It will meet from 2:30-5:30pm on Feb. 11, 18, 25 and Mar. 11, 18 & 25. There will be no class on March 4.

March Date:

This is a 6 week class running on consecutive Wednesday nights. It will meet from 6:30-9:30pm on Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Apr. 5 & 12.

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: 

  • This workshop is 18+; no woodworking experience necessary;
  • Materials are included in the fee for the workshop


If you can’t make it to a class, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Please email indigo@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 currently offer other refunds or transfers between classes.

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


2:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST


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


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