Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Community Projects

The Guild performs a number of community projects each year.  Organizations may contact the Guild requesting assistance in building some type of furniture.  Members donate their time to create the items requested.  It's a great way to learn more about woodworking, get to know your fellow members, and help some needy organization.


A major function of Guild life is teaching others how to do woodworking. This occurs in many ways, one of which is to use member volunteers to build items for deserving recipients. 

Projects are done only for non-profit organizations.  The customer pays for the material and the Guild donates the labor.  All requests are submitted to the, board of directors for approval.  Community Projects are coordinated by the Community Projects Chair, a member of the board.  A volunteer is sought to run the project.  From that point on the leader and other members work with the customer to design, build and install the project.

The program has been a beautiful merging of teaching, learning and friendships, of skilled artists working in wood alongside beginners, and of the Guild helping to enrich the community.  The result is many beautiful projects completed and displayed throughout the area..

Thousands of volunteer hours are donated every year to provide services for organizations such as the German-American School , the Salem Police Department, the Peninsula Children’s Center, Open House Ministries, Multnomah Arts Center, toy drives, flag case

Please contact any board member with opportunities.  

Upcoming events

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 63 sessions
    • Guild Shop

    Toy Build Team

    When: Every Friday Afternoon from 1:00 - 5:00
    Where: Guild Shop
    Cost: Free

    Requirements:  The Toy Team gets beginners and intermediate woodworkers together to help each other learn about woodworking. Not only do Beginners benefit, but, also the kids that otherwise wouldn’t be getting a toy for the year. We meet every Friday from 1:PM to 5:PM at the Guild’s shop. No fee and the wood is supplied. Come and Learn and to have a Fun time.

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • (PDT)
    • 30 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 63 sessions
    • Guild Shop

    Project Build Team

    When: Every Wednesday Afternoon from 1:00 - 5:00
    Where: Guild Shop
    Cost: Free

    Description: This group makes wood products that are donated to worthy causes or sold at various venues, such as the Gathering of the Guilds. All proceeds from sales go to support our Guild programs. In the past year, the Product Build group has made clip boards, trays, stools, boxes, cabinets for the shop, and display fixtures for the Gathering of the Guilds. You will get a chance to learn design and build of a variety of woodworking projects.

    This is an ongoing project and new participants are welcome. It’s is a good opportunity for members…whether highly skilled or beginning woodworkers.  get acquainted with the Guild Shop, work with other members on a project that benefits the Guild, and enhance their woodworking skills. It is also an opportunity to develop machine skills needed for Green Card certification. As with other community projects, there are no shop fees for participation.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Ed Ferguson - 

    • 03 Feb 2020
    • (PST)
    • 28 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 48 sessions
    • Guild Shop

    Guild Shop Maintenance Night

    Monday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Please join other Guild volunteers on Monday evenings to help us keep the Guild's Shop running smoothly.

    We will be doing several maintenance activities such as:
    •    Clean dust collector filters
    •    Check and clean all machines in the Machine room
    •    Sharpen hand tools in Bench Room as needed
    •    Check various vacuums in the Shop and clean out any filters that are full
    •    Check sanding media for all sanders and change if needed
    •    Check all saws for sharp, clean blades - clean or replace if needed
    •    Clean and organize tools and supplies in Bench Room

    Come meet other Guild members and learn more about the shop and how it works. Members with shop cards are welcome to drop by any time after 5:30 pm. You do not have to be prompt.

    Plan to join us after the work session for social time at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.

    I look forward to seeing you at Shop Maintenance Night.

    If you have any questions, contact me,
    Ken Hall,  Operations Director

    • 22 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 12 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom

    Toy Build Team - Online Meeting

    When: Every Friday Afternoon from 1:00 - 3:00
    Where: Zoom Online

    The current Toy Team will be sent the invitation each week.  For others interested in joining the Toy Team, please contact  Carol Boyd 

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