We had a blast this weekend at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River and Pendleton building step stools with 46 kids! Parents joked that they were having more fun than their kids. Perhaps, but I saw smiles all around with kids so proud of what they made. They took home skills of measuring, marking, predrilling, screwing, gluing, hammering, painting and staining. If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home. Excited for next month’s bat house workshop!
We had another couple of awesome kids DIY workshops building tool boxes at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Hood River & Pendleton! The came, they built, they painted, they personalized with their names. It's been so rewarding to work with youth especially those who are "workshop regulars." Pendleton's workshops are even spreading to the schools as 8th grade woodshop students will be preparing materials for the next workshops this fall! If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home.
We are so excited to offer not one but two women and girls woodworking workshop series this fall (and another this winter!) through Hood River Community Ed! Women and girls will learn how to safely use hand and power tools in a supportive environment, building confidence to tackle projects on their own. You can learn more and sign up here for the series in Odell at the Wy'East Middle School and here for the series in White Salmon at Gorge MakerSpace. These workshop series are limited to 12 each so sign up ASAP to reserve your spot!