Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Guild members help with woodworking projects

Need a woodworker for a project?  

Hire a Woodworker

A number of Guild members take on projects, typically furniture based, not home building.  Your request is sent to a select mail list of active Guild members interested in jobs.  Typically each request gets two to four people interested in your type of project.  

Some members are professional woodworkers, some very talented beginners.  But in whoever responds, you can count on quality work to be of utmost importance.

We have provided this service since before 2010 and have had no complaints.  Sadly for the administrator, few customers provide feedback.  You can help by dropping a line.

Examples of projects performed include:

  • Refinishing a dining room table
  • Repairing scratches and dents from moving
  • Repairing a couple of old dining chairs that have loosened
  • Replicating a missing drawer in a dresser bought at a garage sale
  • Building new kitchen cabinet doors
  • Building a rack to hang scarves.
  • Countless small specialty items produced to support someone’s business

What you need to do:

  1. Description: Provide a brief description of the task.  A few sentences usually enough to get people connected. 
  2. Photo: Include ONLY if vital and at MOST only one or two photos   Do Not Send multiple pictures from many angles.  Photos are quite often unnecessary in first contact.  We deal with publishing limitations.  
  3. Simple: Keep the initial  contact simple.  Allow a member to decide to contact you at which time you can go into additional detail.
  4. Location: Please include your geographic location (SE Portland, Forest Grove, etc)
  5. Contact: Include preferred contact phone number and please INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN BODY OF TEXT. 
  6. Referral: We’re pleased if you tell us how you found out about us. 
  7. On Completion: Your feedback to the jobs coordinator at the link above helps tremendously to know we are succeeding. 

Requests are generally sent out on the weekend to over 750 members who expressed an interest in doing odd jobs.  You will work directly with the woodworker, arrange your own fees, payment, pickup, delivery and timelines. 
The Guild’s role is only to communicate the need to those members who do this kind of work.  The Guild is not responsible for the project.

Important Information

Oregon law requires individuals conducting construction activities within the State of Oregon to be licensed with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). This includes construction of an improvement attached to real estate, such as installing cabinets, shelves or built-ins (ORS 701.005(5)(a)).

There is an exemption when "the cumulative price for labor and materials is less than $1000 and such work is casual, minor or inconsequential", as long as you do not advertise your service as a contractor.

We recommend you discuss this with the person if you plan to do this kind of work and they do not have a CCB license.


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