Students will learn how to craft a bench from reclaimed wood (type of wood dependent on availability) Students will review plans, select materials, and receive instruction and safety guidelines for the chop saw and drill. Students will make their own measurements and cuts, and layout and assemble their benches with glue and screws.
SINGLE BENCH TIX: $55 instruction + $20 materials= $75
COUPLES BENCH TIX: $85 instruction + $20 materials= $105 (Make 1 item per couple)
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Rebuilding Exchange offers a variety of workshops from woodworking to green plumbing to urban worming. Scroll down to see the full list of workshops.
Rebuilding Exchange is a 501c3 non-profit and our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.
OUR ADDRESS: 1740 W Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
PARKING: Free parking is available in our parking lot in designated RX parking spots between 9am and 6pm on weekdays. On evenings after 6pm and on weekends, you are welcome to park anywhere in our lot. There is also street parking in front of the building on Webster.
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Rebuilding Exchange is accessible by CTA bus and train, as well as by the Metra. For more information or to plan your trip, visit http://www.transitchicago.com.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewelry or accessories should be worn. Facial hair should be trimmed and groomed. These rules are for your safety and must be followed. It is at the instructor's discretion to dismiss you from the workshop until proper attire is worn.
LATE-ARRIVAL POLICY: Please arrive to your workshop on time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, you will only be allowed to observe the remainder of the workshop. If you arrive more than an hour late, the instructor can choose if he or she wants you to observe the workshop. This is to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other participants.
WOODWORKING MATERIAL: All wood is part of the material fee included with the workshop. No outside material can be brought in to the workshop.
COUPLES' WORKSHOPS: Please note that this format allows for two people to make one item together.
WORKSHOP SERIES REGISTRATION: Please be sure that you can attend all the dates in your workshop series before registering, as there will not be credit given if you sign up and do not attend a date, with the exception of documented medical reasons with a physician's note. There are no make-up sessions.
WORKSHOP CANCELLATIONS: Class or workshop fees are refundable for all classes or workshops if a student emails email@example.com 12 hours before the start of a one-time class or workshop. Participants must email firstname.lastname@example.org 48 hours before the start of a 4-week series workshop. If a participant must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no credit will be given, except for documented medical reasons with a physician's note. (The paperwork must be to us within the week of the class that you miss.) If for any reason Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded.
For more information, email email@example.com or call the warehouse at (773) 252-2234.
PLEASE NOTE: Final products may vary from the images that are shown.
Alex Enarson is a Chicago-based furniture builder, Rebuilding Exchange employee, and owner of the company GRAVE TO CRADLE. When working in his home studio, he uses reclaimed, salvaged, and scavenged materials to build unique and functional pieces from his own designs. An amateur forester, Alex loves building with lumber made from urban wood. You can reach Alex Tuesday through Saturday at the Rebuilding Exchange or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alex instructs Woodworking 101 and Shop Time.
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Our mission is to create a market for reclaimed building materials. We do this by diverting materials from landfills and making them accessible for reuse through our retail warehouse, by promoting sustainable deconstruction practices, by providing education and job training programs, and by creating innovative models for sustainable reuse.
Please note our new location! 1740 W Webster Ave., Chicago IL