The ReBuilding Center offers classes and workshops for adults that are made available to the community, regardless of income. The RBC Education Program provides hands-on building skills development for adults and kids on how to safely and creatively work with used building materials 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.

For more information, you can email education@rebuildingcenter.org or call ReFind directly at (503) 542-5054


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.


Current class offerings

The class was fantastic. It gave me a lot more confidence to work with tools and maybe explore some DIY projects. I’m definitely looking forward to future classes as well.
— Tiana, student

All prices include materials. Scholarships available.

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Intro to Carpentry tools

Saturday, September 30th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$65

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Intro to Carpentry: Sawhorses

Saturday, October 14th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$70

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Intro to Woodworking: Divided Boxes

Sunday, October 22nd
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$100

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Intro to Carpentry for Women*: Tables & Benches

Monday, October 23rd
5:00-8:30 p.m.
$65

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Intro to Electrical for Homeowners

Thursday, October 26th
5:00-8:00 p.m.
$50

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Intro to Carpentry for Women*: Boxes

Saturday, October 28th
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$50

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Intro to Carpentry: step stool

Sunday, October 29th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$65

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Intro to carpentry: Picture frames 

Thursday, November 2nd
5:00-8:30 p.m.
$60

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Intro to Carpentry: build a box-drum (Cajon)

Saturday, November 4th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$75

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Intro to electrical for homeowners 

Sunday, November 5th
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$50

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Intro to carpentry: Boxes

Thursday, November 9th
5:00-8:00 p.m.
$50

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Intro to Carpentry for women*: Tables & Benches

Saturday, November 11th
1:00-4:30 p.m.
$65

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Tablesaw bootcamp

Sunday, November 12th
1:00-5:00 p.m.
$100

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Intro to Carpentry: tables & benches

Monday, November 13th
5:30-9:00 p.m.
$65


*Carpentry for Women classes are a safe and supportive learning environment for women to develop carpentry skills.


Gift Certificates

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.


7th-Grade Maker Experience

The ReBuilding Center’s ReFind Education Program offers STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) opportunities for Portland-area youth through its Seventh-Grade Maker Experience. Portland Public School students attend three sessions in the ReFind shop where they receive a quick lesson on the physics of sound before designing and building a three-stringed instrument made of salvaged old-growth Douglas fir.


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.

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Free Presentations

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

info@rebuildingcenter.org