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!
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!
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.
This weekend we offered a free kids DIY project at The Dalles Farmers' Market! 17 kids chose to build either a mason bee house or a bird house that they could take home and learned more about native bees and birds. Thanks to Tum-A-Lum Lumber for providing all of the materials for these projects. We are also available for private DIY parties and events at your location so please contact us for scheduling!
This was our first year at Columbia Gorge Peace Village camp and we had a blast! So much amazing energy, talented facilitators and creative youth embodying peace within, peace among and peace around. We decided on a simple carpentry project, a 5 sided peace box, that kids could assemble with hammer and nails and then personalize with paint. Tum-A-Lum Lumber generously donated all of the materials and we were able to serve 75 kids in 4 days!
This month we built birdhouses with kids during our workshops at Tum-A-Lum Lumber in Pendleton and Hood River. All together 40 kids built, stained and took home their own cedar birdhouse! It was our most complex project this year with skill building including layout, measuring, marking, hammering, attaching hooks and chain, and staining with rags. If you were unable to attend the workshop you can download the plans here and build it at home.