The ReBuilding Center offers classes and workshops that are made available to the community, regardless of income. This adult education program teaches hands-on building skills development in our fully equipped wood shop.
We also offer free presentations to a steady flow of school, community, conference, and other tour groups who visit us to learn about how we build community through reuse.
ReBuilding Center Classes & Workshops
The ReBuilding Center offers classes and workshops focused on hands-on building projects that use simple design and reclaimed wood from the ReBuilding Center. This adult education program aims to provide the community with an affordable way to develop DIY skills with both hand and power tools to enable greater self-reliance and creative expression! Classes will be made available regardless of income through scholarships and sliding-scale class fees.
Current class offerings
(All classes take place in our ReFind wood shop at the ReBuilding Center—3625 N Mississippi Avenue in Portland.)
BASIC CARPENTRY: TABLES AND BENCHES
Saturday, January 14th
FROM CUTTING BOARDS TO TABLE TOPS
Saturday, January 21st & Sunday, January 22nd
BOTH DAYS: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
BASIC CARPENTRY FOR WOMEN: TABLES AND BENCHES
Saturday, January 28th
*Class fees includes all materials. Consider paying it forward with an added tax-deductible gift to support the ReBuilding Center’s Education Program and class scholarship fund!
Know someone who would love to take a hands-on class on how to safely and creatively work with used building materials?
Purchase a gift certificate in any amount by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (no PayPal account required). Ticket prices typically range from $30 to $80 per person, depending on the class (see current and past events here to help you decide).
Within 1-3 days, we will send you the gift certificate via email to pass along to your recipient of choice! Each gift certificate will include a unique promo code to use during the class ticket(s) purchase process.
* Carpentry for Women classes strive to create a safe learning environment for all women and gender-queer folks.
Email email@example.com with inquiries about need-based scholarships.
Past Classes + Workshops
Sign up for a tour
Through these opportunities, we tell our story and share our commitment to the environment, the local economy, and communities. Tours and presentations are free. They are tailored to meet the interests and needs of your group and usually take between 30-60 minutes.
Tour groups will have an opportunity to see first-hand how we manage a 52,500-square-foot store that moves 8 tons of used building materials per day! Our presentations focus on sustainability, reuse, the ReBuilding Center's history and mission, our DeConstruction services, and/or our nonprofit social enterprise model. Tours and presentations are given by knowledgeable staff.
To request a free presentation or information about what we offer, email: