Summer Classes and Workshops Announced

Our reuse workshops inspire students to transform discarded building materials into new furniture, household objects, art and sculpture. The workshops take place within the ReFind Furniture woodshop, located adjacent to The ReBuilding Center warehouse, at 3625 N Mississippi Ave. Here, students have access to a variety of woodworking tools and learn valuable tool and construction skills they can apply to projects at home. Most importantly, students learn how to see old building materials for new reuse possibilities and are empowered to realize their ideas in new creative forms. Click here to learn more.

Creative Shelving and Storage
Learn to design and build a box, shelving system, or storage unit from reclaimed material that is both artistic and utilitarian. This three day workshop will incorporate the use of hand and power tools and introduce practical construction techniques.
Wed June 3 6-8pm, Sat June 6 & Sun June 7, 10am-5pm
Tuition: $100
Instructed by Dan Anderson

Window Repair Workshop
Repair and renew classic wood sash windows to make them fully operable and more energy efficient. Learn how to rebuild broken frames, replace broken glass, free stuck windows, prep for painting and more.
Sat June 27, 1-4pm
Tuition: $25
Instructed by John Jones

How to Hang a Door Demonstration
Demonstration on how to select a door from The ReBuilding Center warehouse, resize it and hang it. Will also cover replacing basic door hardware.
Sun June 28, 10am-12pm
Sliding Scale $5-15 suggested donation
Instructed by Jonah Ferber
Please RSVP by email.

Fence Building Demonstration
Build your fence out of recycled wood. Come learn how to set fence posts sturdy and straight and explore creative ways fill in the rest.
Sun June 28, 2-4pm
Sliding Scale $5-15 suggested donation
Instructed by Jonah Ferber
Please RSVP by email.

Tile-It Workshop
Learn to install recycled ceramic floor tiles in this two part workshop - a sustainable option for kitchens, bathrooms, and more. In this hands-on course you will gain measuring, cutting, layout, mortar/grout mixing, and installation skills.
Session 1: Tues June 30 6-9pm and Thurs July 2 6-7:30pm
Session 2: Tues August 18 6-9pm and Thurs August 20 6-7:30pm
Tuition: $40
Instructed by Holly Huntley

Introduction to Carpentry for Women
This hands-on carpentry workshop covers power tools, safety, construction lingo and basic principles of carpentry. Students will build their own tool box from recycled materials to take home!
Session 1: Sat July 18, 10-4pm Instructed by Holly Shelby
Session 1 FULL- email us to be placed on waiting list
Session 2: Fri August 7, 10am-4pm Instructed by Katie Hughes
Session 3: Sat August 8, 10-4pm Instructed by Holly Shelby
Tuition $50

Introduction to Carpentry for All
Same workshop as above, open to everyone.
Sat August 29, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $50
Instructed by Holly Shelby

Carpentry for Women- Level 2
This one day workshop builds and develops tool skills learned in The Introduction to Carpentry for Women class. The tablesaw, drill press and sawzall will be introduced as well as advanced techniques on the circular saw. Prerequisite: Introduction to Carpentry for Women workshop or equivalent experience
Session 1: Sun July 19 9:30am-2:30pm
Session 2: Sun August 30 9:30am-2:30pm
Tuition: $45
Instructed by Katie Hughes
 

A Table From Scrap
Build a small table, desk or bench with pallet wood and other recycled materials. In this three day workshop, students will learn basic tool and construction techniques, practice creative resourcefulness and will leave class with their own one of a kind piece of furniture.
Wed July 29 6-8pm, Sat August 1 & Sun August 2 10am-4pm
Tuition: $85
Instructed by Dan Anderson