Do I need woodworking experience to attend a workshop?

Generally, no. Our workshop descriptions say if a pre-requisite is required for a class.

I signed up for a workshop but I can’t make it. What are my options?

All workshops can be refunded, minus a $50 registration fee, up to one month in advance of the class. Students can transfer to a future class with at least two weeks advance notice. No portion of the course fee will be refunded or transferred less than two weeks before the class start date. To cancel or transfer your spot, please email

There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups, or deferments for missed classes in multi-day workshops.

I signed up for private instruction but I'm no longer interested. What is your refund policy?

Private instruction can be refunded up to three months after purchase, minus a $50 registration fee. Please email to schedule your hours or request a refund.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes! If you would like to gift a class, please purchase the workshop and include in the notes the name of the recipient. If you need the gift certificate immediately, please email us at and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Can my kid take a class? Can I come too?

We offer youth woodworking workshops every few months. These classes are mostly suitable for kids aged 10-17. Please check our calendar to see when the next youth class will take place. You’re welcome to take the class with your child. You’ll need to purchase a seat for both you and your kid.

Do you offer private instruction?

Yes, we do offer private instruction at the rate of $125/hour. More here.

Do you offer private workshops for groups?

Our class schedule stays pretty full, but you can always email us at to see if we can accommodate your request.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$7/day, cash only. We recommend the lots on Pico Blvd just East of Wall St. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. Myrtle Ave has 10-hour, metered parking for $4/day and the meters accept credit cards. Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs. For evening classes, do not park in the garages or you risk being locked in or towed.  

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!

What are my lunch options?

We’ll break for lunch around 12:30pm. There are a number of restaurants and street vendors nearby. We recommend Restaurante El Carbon for sinaloan style BBQ, Paul’s Kitchen for Chinese, or Santee Falafel for Mediterranean. You're also welcome to bring a lunch and eat in the shop.