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Intro to Carpentry: Build a Box-Drum (Cajon)

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ReBuilding Center (Administrative entrance, North side of Mississippi)

3625 North Mississippi Avenue

Portland, OR 97227

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THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!

Please consider one of our other Intro to Carpentry classes currently on the calendar.


This lightweight box-drum, originating in Peru, is easy to transport, and can be outfitted with accessories such as snares and bells. Make and take home a versatile drum, while gaining skills to use in future DIY projects.

(Cajons are also great as extra seating or sidetables when you’re not playing, unlike that dusty saxophone/didgeridoo/ukelele in the corner - talk about versatility!)


Skill level: Beginner


Topics covered:

  • measuring & marking accurately

  • basic tablesaw use & safety

  • assembly: nail guns and power drills

  • basic drumming/jam session


Want to check out what a cajon can do? Some favorite short videos of cajon playing styles:


Class fees/scholarships/donations: Class fees include all materials. Scholarships options are available on every class registration page, and are 100% funded through donations from other students. Please accept this gift if you need it; if you can, please consider paying more to pay it forward!

Unable to attend? Sign up to receive class announcements every other week, or check out all currently scheduled classes here.


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What can/can't I bring to the event? Please wear closed-toe shoes, tie long hair back, remove all hand/wrist/neck jewelry, and avoid baggy clothing or clothing with things hanging from them (sweatshirt hood ties, etc).

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Currently, we are only accepting students over 18 years of age. We are exploring future classes open to minors.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is street parking available on the surrounding streets. The #4 bus runs on Mississippi and drops off within a block of the ReBuilding Center. The Overlook Park stop on the Yellow Max Line is about a 15 minute walk, as well.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No - unless your name is different than that of the attendee on the original registration. If that is the case, please bring proof in the form of a printed ticket or other confirmation.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, tickets can be given to anyone who is over 18 years of age.

What is your refund policy? You may transfer your ticket to another individual who is 18 years of age or older. We currently do not offer refunds; if it is a special scenario, please email education@rebuildingcenter.org.



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