This month we held DIY classes for kids and ladies in Hood River, Pendleton and Friday Harbor! We made mason bee houses, hanging planters, picket frames and rustic tea shelves that everyone got to take home. Check out our Projects page to make your own by clicking on each photo for instructions.
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 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!
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!
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 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.