Woodworking for Everyone
Allied Woodshop is a woman-owned community woodshop in Los Angeles. We offer resident benches for a community woodworking professionals and hobbyists, 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 full class has at least one woman/trans/non-binary instructor, and more than half of our instructors are women. Learn to build with us!
After eight years in the fashion district of DTLA, Allied Woodshop has moved! Our new space is at 4160 Whiteside Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063 near Cal State LA. This location features 24/7 resident access and on-site parking with roll-up doors, allowing our residents to continue growing their woodworking businesses. Thank you to the Allied Crafts Building for being our home and for all the lovely sunsets. If anyone is interested in taking over our lease, please email us for our landlord's contact information.
Our residents are furniture makers, sculptors, and luthiers who are passionate about their craft. Many residents run their own businesses 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, Street Tree Revival, and Angel City Lumber.
We believe in community, integrity, equal opportunity, and accountability. We work to constantly improve our shop, our classes, and ourselves.