Woodworking for Everyone in the Heart of DTLA
Allied Woodshop is a woman-owned community woodshop, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. We offer resident benches for select woodworking professionals and woodworking classes for all who are interested. We launched in 2014 with the mission of creating a diverse and inclusive woodshop for all people. We are proud that every Intro to Woodworking class has at least one woman instructor, and more than half of our instructors are women. Come join us!
Our residents are furniture makers, sculptors, and luthiers who are passionate about their craft. Each resident runs their own business out of Allied Woodshop, and they are available to help you realize your next custom creation. Check out their work here.
Our instructors are talented, genuine, and kind human beings. Some of them trained at the most prestigious woodworking schools, such as The Krenov School, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, and San Diego State University Furniture Design & Woodworking. Others are mostly self-taught or got started at a small woodshop just like Allied. Each of them is a practicing woodworker and excited to nerd out about tools and techniques.
Meet our instructors here.
We’ve been named Best Gift: Experiences by the LA Times (back when we were called Off The Saw) and 40 Under 40 by the Woodworking Network. We’ve been talked about in Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman, Road Trip Nation, Fine Woodworking Magazine, Popular Woodworking, Los Angeles Times, Dwell Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, PopSugar, and Lady Clever.
We are grateful for the woodworking family that we have here in Los Angeles, specifically the friendship and collaboration of Offerman Woodshop and Angel City Lumber.
We believe in beauty, joy, simplicity, integrity, the importance of craft, equal opportunity, and excellence in all things. We work to constantly improve our shop, our classes, and ourselves.