$135 – $170

2 Day Make It Take It: Mixed Hardwood Cutting Board

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Rebuilding Exchange

1740 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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In this 2 day workshop, students will learn some basic woodworking skills while creating a beautiful and unique cutting board out of a variety of hardwood cutoffs. In the first class, students will learn shop safety and safe and proper use of the chop saw. Students will select their wood from cutoffs of various types of hardwoods, cut the wood pieces to desired size, and assemble their cutting board using wood glue and clamps. The second class will be used for students to refine and finish their cutting board. Students will learn safe and proper use of the planer and router table to refine their cutting boards. Then finish their boards with sanding and apply walnut oil to protect and condition the wood. Proper cutting board maintainence will also be discussed.

NOTE: This is a two day workshop. Attendance is required for both days.

Workshop Dates:

Thursday, July 19 and 26

Tuesday, September 18 and 25


Please review all details below, including the cancellation policies, before committing to a workshop.

No prior wood working experience is necessary. All of our Make It Take It workshops are 18+.

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For more information, email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org or call the warehouse at (773) 252-2234 ext. 5.

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.

Workshop and Class Policies:

  • Please arrive to class on time- especially for an evening class. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late you will only be allowed to observe the remainder of the class. If you arrive more than an hour late, the instructor can choose if they want you to observe the class.
  • If you can not make a class, then you MUST call or email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org 48 hours before the start of a one-time workshop or class.
  • If you can not make a 2 or 4 week series workshop, then you MUST call or email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org 1 week before the class starts.
  • If you drop a class before the deadline, then absolutely NO credit will be given (this includes credit in the form of another class).
  • If you become ill and seek medical attention, then you must provide Rebuilding Exchange with a physician’s note within one week of the class that you miss. Only then will we be able to provide a credit.
  • You must attend all of the classes in a 2 or four week series- there are no make-up sessions unless you provide a physician’s note.
  • If for any reason Rebuilding Exchange needs to cancel a class or workshop, you will be notified and refunded.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Final products may vary from the images that are shown.

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.

WOODWORKING MATERIAL: All wood is part of the material fee included with the workshop.

COUPLES TICKETS: Please note that 1 couples ticket allows for 2 people to make 1 item together.

***If you would like to purchase a singles ticket and they are sold out but there are still couples tickets, or if you would like to purchase a couples ticket and they are sold out but there are still singles tickets, we may be able to accommodate you. Just call or email to inquire.


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