Do you want to learn how to make wooden bowls, spoons, or cutting boards? Do you want to gain experience working with human powered woodworking tools and learn to care for and sharpen tools you already own? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you've come to the right page. This student run and student focused program will empower you to create your own household materials and teach you how to care for tools.
Students, this fall you can come to the Living Woodshop at the Office for Sustainability on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting September 2 through November 18. These hours are open so you can arrive and leave at any point or stay for the entire time.
The Open Shop is available for participants to:
We host monthly Living Woodshop Workshops during the fall and spring semesters. These serve students and community members by making them accessible no matter the skill level. Workshops are free for WMU students! Current listings can be found here.
Typical workshops include:
Locally sourced wood
The Living Woodshop serves our campus as a collaboration between Landscape Services and the Office for Sustainability. Landscape Services provides usable wood found on campus for the Living Woodshop.
We also accept donated wood if it is needed for projects. Please call ahead if you are interested in donating (269) 387-0914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.