The ReBuilding Center’s ReFind Education provides classes and workshops that are made available to the community, regardless of income. ReFind Education 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.

ReFInd Education

The ReBuilding Center’s ReFind Education program offers classes focused on hands-on building projects that use simple design and reclaimed wood from the ReBuilding Center. ReFind Education 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.)


Free-Standing Corner Shelf

Thursday, September 29th
3:00-6:00 p.m.
$50-$150 sliding scale


Basic Carpentry: Modular Boxes

Wednesday, October 5th
2:00-5:00 p.m.
$50-$150 sliding scale


Basic Carpentry: Picture frames & house trim

Thursday, October 13th
2:00-6:00 p.m.
$65-$165 sliding scale


Basic Carpentry: Tables & Benches

Saturday, October 15th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$65-$165 sliding scale


Build & Play a Cajon (Peruvian Box-Drum)

Sunday, October 16th
12:00-5:00 p.m.
$80-$180 sliding scale


Basic Carpentry for Women: Tables & Benches

Wednesday, October 26th
2:00-6:00 p.m.
$65-$165 sliding scale


Basic Carpentry for Women: Picture Frames and House Trim

Saturday, October 22nd
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$65-$165 sliding scale

* Carpentry for Women classes strive to create a safe learning environment for all women and gender-queer folks.

Email 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 warehouse 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.

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Free Presentations

To request a free presentation or information about what we offer, email: