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?

Whether your answers are yes or no, please take a few minutes and share your thoughts with us in the following survey.

Your responses and opinions will help us decide whether PNA should launch this program. Thanks for your time!

Take woodshop survey