F.A.Q.

Does American Workshop offer classes?
Yes! Click here to view our schedule of upcoming classes.

How old do I need to be to work in the shop?
You need to be 18 years of age to work in the shop or take a class by yourself. Anyone as young as 12 can use the shop or take a class as long as you have parental supervision.

Do I need a reservation to use a tool in the shop?
All of our tools are on a first come first serve basis. We have multiples of most the tools in our shop, so there is typically no waiting for a tool.

Can I bring in and work on recycled lumber?
Yes to a degree. You are more than welcome to build projects using recycled lumber, but you cannot run recycled lumber through our planer, jointer, table saw, or wide-belt sander. The reason is that there are usual metal foreign objects in recycled lumber (nails, bullets, wire, etc) and if those objects hit the blades on our tools, they ruin the blade. Even if it looks like there is nothing in the piece, we can almost guarantee that there is metal somewhere in the board.

Can I put a finish on my project?
As long as the finish is water based, you can apply it at American Workshop. We don’t allow any spray finishing at our shop.

Can I store my project at American Workshop?
Yes you can. If you are in the process of building your project at American Workshop, you can store it for free in our bullpen area. If you have lumber that you need to store, we have storage available for $3 per day or $35 per month

What if I don’t know what I want to make?
Let us inspire you! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what others are making around the shop, subscribe to our email list for news of recent projects, or come on in for one of our free demos (see our class schedule for upcoming demos).  Or contact us to set up a free consultation with one of our instructors, who can help you design and plan your own custom piece.