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

    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Guild Shop

    Guild Shop Maintenance Night

    When: Every Monday night from 6:00 - 9:00
    Where: Guild Shop

    Requirements:  You do not need to be an expert at anything, just willing to work.  It is a great opportunity to learn new skills such as maintaining equipment and proper procedures for your shop.

    Please register so we can know who is interested.  You can show up anytime during the 3 hours to help even if you did not register.

    There is a lot of work required to keep a busy shop like ours operational, clean and inviting.  Tasks required include;

    • Power Machines maintenance
    • Hand tool sharpening
    • Dust Collector cleaning
    • Shop Cleaning & general upkeep
    • Building fixtures, cabinets or other physical structures

    For more information, please contact Ken Hall at 

    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 16 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 - 

    • 08 Feb 2019
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 16 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.

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