Would you like a community woodshop?

Would you like a community woodshop?
Ana Maria KingBy ana-maria

PNA is considering the idea of opening a community woodshop program on the Phinney Center campus.

We’re picturing a small shop stocked with professional, safe woodworking tools that neighborhood members would not typically have at home. During woodshop hours, shop volunteers would be available to teach safe tool usage, operate equipment, and advise you on the best ways to accomplish your project.

(Like this, but smaller!)

(Photo courtesy of the West Seattle Tool Library)

There are some similar programs in private and public space around Seattle, such as the West Seattle Tool Library Shop,  IsGood Woodworks, and SoDo MakerSpace.

We’ve been talking with a group of neighborhood members with a passion for woodworking, and are excited about the project, but we’d like to hear from the rest of our community before committing the resources to start the project.

Are you interested in a modest community woodworking shop at the PNA? Would you or someone you know use it? Do you think a woodshop would help you work on projects you’ve always wanted to get into, but don’t have the space or tools to get started?
 

December 13, 2018 Update

 

Help get the Wood Shop off the ground!

We asked the community and you said yes! Now, we’re asking for your help!

Join the Wood Shop Planning Committee!

Do you love to spend your time creating beautiful or practical pieces out of wood?  Is your favorite TV show New Yankee Workshop?  Do you want to get more involved with your community and help others with their creativity?

If you said yes to one of those questions, we need you to help us plan the first volunteer-run PNA Wood Shop.  We are in the intermediate stages of planning the wood shop program and need some interested community members to help us create a sustainable program and get the larger community involved.

We are also looking for volunteers that have woodworking experience to help plan the layout of equipment in the shop and/or teach woodworking skills in any capacity.  The planning committee will meet once a month for 1.5 hours over the next 3 months at the PNA.

If you are interested in being part of great group of volunteers, please email Krissie Dillin at [email protected].