On the second Saturday of each month, we offer a Women’s Beginner Building Class in our shop! In this class, the women complete a small shelving unit. This is a simple project that teaches them the basics of building small furniture. The initial steps taught in our beginner classes are the same steps that are used in more advanced classes where more complex joinery is taught. Beginning students often return to class with ideas for new building projects–and we are happy to help them! It has been very gratifying to see this workshop grow organically with the needs of our returning students.
One of our students recently took on some home improvement projects! She built a beautiful trellis in our shop for her garden and then customized a closet with shelving and closet poles. It’s so exciting for us when beginners feel confident enough in the skills they have learned in our shop to try projects on their own. This class is also advertised on our Woodworking for Women Meetup site. We hope to see you soon!