Makers Space with Reclaimed Lumber
#womenwithtools... Makers Space
Where: Reclaimed Barns and Beams
When: July 29th- 10:00-12:00
Description:Working with Reclaimed Lumber
Makers Space Event:
The Working with Reclaimed Lumber Makers Space Event
is a brief introduction to types of wood, basic woodworking tools, and techniques for working with reclaimed wood and how to expose all its glory.
At the end of the course you will have a better appreciation of where wood comes from, the different ways it can be used to make everyday items, and you will have gained basic individual and team skills in making lovely everyday or artwork and take home a reclaimed lumber piece.
Participants will work on group or individual projects. Project options will include: A Cutting Board, a Set of Reclaimed Shelves, a Fireplace Mantel or a Farm Table.
Just some of the materials you will be able to use.
- Types of wood that you might find and what you can do with them.
- How to prepare wood for re-purposing.
- The pitfalls and opportunities of using recycled reclaimed lumber.
- Choosing lumber and designing what to make.
- Characteristics of different woods and how they might be used for your selected sample piece.
- Preparing materials, planning, cutting and dressing lumber.
- Intro to methods of joining and working on reclaimed lumber.
- Joining and working lumber (cont’d).
- Working on individual and group pieces.
- Assembling and finishing pieces, adding hinges and other fittings
- Reclaimed Lumber finishing and treatments.
- Care of reclaimed lumber.
- Finishing of individual and group piece.
About this idea!
A Place for People to Create
My agenda is to build a culture of awareness and creativity around Reclaimed Lumber, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
This is a place for locals and to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in woodworking across furniture, decor, and crafts in woodwork, industrial design and more.
My classes focus on design, making and business skills. From total first-timers trying to kindle a creative spark to master-classes for pro’s honing their skills, everyone is welcome. We embrace small class sizes, excellent teachers, hands-on exploration and participatory learning. If you want to request a class or teach, get in touch.
Our Members can access Reclaimed Lumber at a discounted price, tools, stains, inspirational idesa and expertise, co-working spaces and events. Our growing collection of equipment includes machinery that is too expensive, specialized or just too big for people to have in their homes.
How it works
It’s simple. Anyone may attend classes. For a monthly or annual fee, members can reserve and use MakerSpace’s tools.
You really have to see it to believe it. Stop by for a tour and have all your questions answered. Whatever your background or skill sets, come in and prepare to be inspired!
Looking to pick up some wood working skills?
Interested in doing woodwork but intimidated by the machines involved? During this course, you will learn how to safely and properly use the machinery in the Woodshop here at Reclaimed Barns and Beams. You can use the Circular Saw, Jointer, Planer, Bandsaw, Router, Drill Press, Jigsaw, Air Nailer, PalmSander, and more. The MakersSpace will provide a great foundation for undertaking your own future woodwork projects in the wood workshop.
The Makers Space experience is designed to allow you to come as a beginner and get instruction and support as you create your piece. You will have use of tools and consumable items like sand paper and stain. The Reclaimed Lumber then is available. I will help those attending select the materials that will create the item that they want create. There is a charge for that reclaimed lumber. If you decide to build a farm table, I will provide the support and instructions on how to do that. Then you are allowed to return to the shop until your farm table is complete. There will not be any further charges for lumber. If you need additional consumables we will charge the $15.00 again as it takes more consumables to use when creating a farm table, than it does to make a cutting board. I hope that makes sense.