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11/19/2022 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm CST

$80.00 - $100.00
No room to do your projects at home? Come work in our space!

Consider yourself a real Ron Swanson but no room to have your own workshop? Use ours! We are proud to offer Open Shop, where you’ll have 3.5 hours to work on whatever tickles your fancy (all projects subject to instructor approval).

We welcome all skills levels but strongly suggest that you take 1 or 2 introductory workshops with us first before venturing out on your own! Instructors will assist you in your project, but they will not make your project for you.

Our instructors will be there to show you how to use the equipment, supervise to make sure you leave with all your fingers and toes, and provide direction if you need an expert opinion. However, we cannot guarantee that your project will be finished in only 3.5 hours. Arrangements can be made to store your materials here, if you need to come back to finish up at another Open Shop session.

***After registering for open shop, please email nancy@evanstonrebuildingwarehouse.org to let us know what you will be working on in the class. A list of tools/equipment available for use during open shop are provided below.

Materials are not included in the price of Open Shop, but we are happy to offer a 20% discount for materials purchased in our warehouse. We recommend showing up an hour early to pick out materials and prepare to work.


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

If Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse 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.

Below is the list of approved tools for Open Shop.


• Saw Stop Professional 1.75 HP Table Saw

• Dewalt Compound Mitre Saw

• Dewalt Chop Saw

• Delta Band Saw

• Delta 16 ½” Drill Press

• Pinnacle Table Router

• Craftsman 12 ½” Planer

• Rigid Jointer

• Rigid Belt Sander

• Delta Bench Oscillating Spindle Sander

• Baldor Grinder/Buffer

Power Tools

• Bostitch and Porter Cable 16 & 18 Gauge Brad Nailers

• Dewalt 4” Orbital Sanders

• Cordless & corded drills

• Hand routers

• Jigsaws

***Questions about tools or equipment can be sent to nancy@evanstonrebuildingwarehouse.org

Workshop Policies:

• Open Shop is 18+

• If Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule;

• Projects and materials must be picked up within one week of the class ending. Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse reserves the right to sell any projects or materials left behind after the week end.

• One couple’s ticket allows for two people to make one item together.


10:30 am - 2:30 pm CST
$80.00 - $100.00


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


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