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Wood Shop Workers Co-op

251 Southern Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 2X2


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BUILD IT! Geometirc Reclaimed Wood Trunk Session is a 2 day, 16-hour workshop, in a professional woodworking shop, during which you will build 1 custom sized rectangular or square trunk.

Working with an experienced facilitator and woodworking educator you will get hands-on experience in woodworking and finishing techniques and learn how to safely use a variety of tools including a miter saw, finishing nailer, cordless drill, pipe clamps, belt sander, orbital sander, and numerous non-power tools.

If you are looking to experience woodworking for the first time, or if you have crafted with wood previously, this is a great way to get into the shop and get hands on.


Choose from our rectangular or square surface designs


Send us your design specs

Show up, learn & BUILD IT!


Select a Surface Design

1). Harvest Horizontal Plank (_________)

- Full length (beginner level )

-Variated lengths (intermediate and advanced )

2). Vertical Plank ( IIIIIIIII )

- Full length (beginner level )

-Variated lengths (intermediate and advanced )

3). Breadboard

-Add end caps for a slightly different look to either the horizontal or vertical plank surface designs.

4). Chevron 1 Way >>>>>>>>

*All levels

5). Chevron 2 Way >>>>><<<<<

*All levels

6). Chevron 4 Way Intersecting Chevron

*Intermediate & Advanced

Keep an eye on your email

We will be sending you a series of emails to prepare you for the day, including an outline of the workshop timeline, what to wear and all that fun stuff. We will also be sending you some support material including resources so that you can learn more about woodworking and local woodworking resources.


Pricing, fees, additional costs, material and taking your piece home.

-The workshop fee is $ 330 + Taxes.

- The reclaimed wood is additional & depends on the size of trunk you make. 45” Long x 20” Deep X 20” Wide is the maximum trunk size that we can accommodate in these sessions. If want to make a larger one, send us an email to, for info on booking a private session.

-The typical range of material costs is $50-$125. For example, the average cost of material for a trunk which measures 36” Long x 18” Deep x 16" Wide is $95. Send us an email to for an estimate.

-Wood Shop will supply all of the materials you will need to complete your project. If you would like to use your own hinges get in touch and let’s talk. We want to make sure you have everything you need to pick the right hinge and hardware for your piece.

-We use rustic reclaimed Spruce, Pine & Fir

-A material fee invoice will be emailed to you once you submit your chosen design, size, and hinge type.

-Homeward Bound. Pick up or delivery will be available one week after the Session. The finish needs to cure and the material fee invoice needs to be paid before you can enjoy your piece.


-What age group is this appropriate for?

We welcome youth at Sessions. If a participant is under the age of 18 please send us an email as they may need to be joined by an adult depending on their skill set. Contact us, so we can help you determine if this is the right workshop for you.

-What skill level do you need to have?

No experience necessary! We will provide you with the support you need to use the basic tools required for the project, and will provide access to more advanced tooling depending on experience. We have the table saw covered, so you get to have fun with assembly and design! Keep in mind, the more complex the pattern the more experience, speed and patience you are going to need. If you think you will need a helping hand, bring a friend for an extra $25. FYI. You will need to buy a ticket to go along with your Session ticket. Limited space is available. If you feel like you would like more time to enjoy the learning or building process, keep your eye out for our 2 day Sessions or email us for more info

-What is the maximum size of the trunk that I can make during one 8 hour session?

45" Long x 20" Wide x 20” High

This allows for enough room for all of the participants and to make sure that you can finish your piece in the available time. *If you want to make a bigger size we can help! Please get in touch with us to book a private Session, email

-When can I take my piece home or have it delivered?

Pick up or delivery will be available one week after the Session. The finish needs to cure and the material fee invoice needs to be paid before you can enjoy your piece at home or in your business.

-What is the cost of delivery?

In Vancouver:

$30 Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm

$50 After 5 pm and on Weekends

In other areas such as North/West Van, Richmond, New West etc, please send us a request for a delivery quote.

-What does the Session Ticket include?

When you purchase a Session ticket it is for ONE participant and covers the cost of the facilitation and time in the Shop. Material fees are additional and depend on the size of the item that you build.

Can I bring an extra person to the Session?

The answer is YES as long as we have space. Please purchase the Add an Extra Person ticket on EventBrite.

Can I book a group of friends for the session?

Yes! If you have multiple people interested in making their own pieces, email us at We can also discuss a private session, where you can customize the build to your preferences.

-What type of Wood is used?

We use rustic reclaimed spruce, Pin, and Fir. Should you like to inquire about other types of wood such as cedar, maple or fir please ask as we may have the supplies to accommodate the request.

-What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We have ample free parking outside of the Shop. The location is within walking distance of the Main St. Skytrain Station and bus routes.

-Is my registration/ticket transferrable or refundable?

Refunds and Date Transfers: Refunds and or Date Transfers will not be issued within 10 days of the Shop Class Session. See below for additional options.

Transfer of Ticket: We want to make your experience with our Shop Class sessions a positive one, so we allow the transfer of a Shop Class ticket in the event that you can't make it. You may transfer your ticket to another person and they can submit a new design by the Wednesday prior to the Shop Class Session. You may also transfer your ticket to another attendee up until the Session date, but we will not be able to alter the design specs submitted.

Pay it Forward: You can't make it to your Shop Class Session and you want to Pay it Forward by donating your spot to a person in the community who has given back to the community through volunteering or who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend a Shop Class Session.

For all other questions related to our Sessions, please send us an email to we are happy to help!


Wood Shop Workers Co-op

251 Southern Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 2X2


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