Wow, what a month of DIY classes! We traveled to Hood River, The Dalles and Pendleton, Oregon for kids and ladies DIY classes at Tum-A-Lum Lumber and to Friday Harbor, Washington for our first ever kids and ladies DIY classes at Browne’s Home Center. This month’s classes included picket frames, address planters and mason bee houses to support our native pollinators. Check out the photos below and the DIY Projects tab for guides to make your own!
We were so excited to hold our first ever ladies DIY class at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Pendleton, OR! 35 ladies joined us in making address planters out of cedar and customized with their own address numbers. Then on Sunday we had 30+ kids join us to build wood duck houses out of cedar as well. So cool to see the kids build something that was as big as some of them!
We had a jam packed weekend with DIY classes at Marson and Marson Lumber in Cle Elum and Leavenworth this weekend. Over 50 women and kids learned and refined their woodworking skills! The ladies built address planters and learned the awesomeness of the Kreg jig for pocket holes. The kids built toolboxes and then loaded up with snacks for their projects at home! We can’t wait for the next round of classes in September!
We kicked off our 2019 kids DIY classes at Tum-A-Lumber with a cool block lamp project in Hood River and Pendleton this past weekend. All together, 55 kids designed and built their very own lamps with 1” blocks! You can learn how to build your own lamp by checking out our DIY Projects page. Check our upcoming classes here!
Check out this video we made with Tum-A-Lum Lumber about our upcoming DIY classes this year!
February sure was a snowy month for us in the Gorge. But that didn’t stop us from making! 12 women honed in their woodworking skills and built new friendships. So cool to see the variety of projects that kept us on our toes! Our next series is coming up soon at Gorge MakerSpace on Tuesday nights April 23rd-May 14th. Spots are filling quickly so sign up soon! Here’s the link. :)
We are excited to offer our next Intro to Woodworking for Women series in February! Participants will build confidence and friendships while learning basic skills and tool safety to design and build their own projects. Space is limited to 12 participants and you can register by clicking the flyer above. We hope to make things with you real soon!
We had an amazing time at Ladies Night at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River last week! So many women came and made candle holders to take home for the holidays that we lost count. We went though almost 3 large totes of 2x and 4x wood scraps and burned out 2 Forstner bits! Luckily our cordless 18V Milwaukee drills held up to the challenge. And our Milwaukee friend lent us a power sander for the evening which was much better than hand sanding. Adding 2 of those to our wish list this year!
Wow, what amazing women we have been woodworking with this past month! We co-hosted two women’s woodworking series this fall with Jack Perrin of Gorge MakerSpace in White Salmon, WA and Bekah Rottenberg at Wy’East Middle School in Odell, OR through Hood River Community Ed. Each class started with a beginner box project and then progressed onto individual projects that some women even designed themselves! It was so awesome to coach skill building and confidence building through woodworking. We are so excited for more to come in 2019!
Our last workshops of 2018 at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River and Pendleton were super fun! With the help of adults, over 50 kids built bat boxes out of cedar to take home to provide homes for new bat friends. If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home. We served over 400 kids this year and are excited to plan our 2019 workshops so stay tuned!