Carpentry Classes in Chicago
ReBuilding Exchange's mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. They do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through their retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.
In this class, students be fully embracing the reclaiming movement by making their very own free standing or hangable planter box from reclaimed wood materials (type of wood dependent on availability). Elements of the planter box will be cut with the help of a miter saw, band saw and assembled together using clamps and nails.
The teacher was super patient with my terrible woodworking skills (I don't think there is anything I'm worse at, or slower at, rather).
"He was a good instructor and went through everything we'd need to know before sending us off to work independently."
Came home with lots of knowledge and a finished piece which I am very proud to say I made.
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Pawel is an artisan, furniture maker, designer, and entrepreneur. After graduating from Bauhaus Apprenticeship Institute in 2004, Pawel launched his own studio to create objects and designs with a focus on reclaimed materials. Pawel is passionate about all aspects of sailing, from constructing sailboats to occasionally sinking them. As if he didn’t have enough hobbies, he’s also an accomplished Polish translator and interpreter.