Wood & Metal Butcher Block Table (An Arc Academy & Rebuilding Exchange Coll...

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Rebuilding Exchange

1740 West Webster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

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The Rebuilding Exchange and Arc Academy are collaborating to bring you this 4 week (8 day) class where you will learn basic woodworking and welding skills to create an Ash wood butcher block table with a metal base.

This class takes place from 6-9pm Tuesday evenings at Arc Academy (2225 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) and 6-9pm Thursday evenings at the Rebuilding Exchange (1740 W. Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) for 4 weeks. You must attend all classes. No prior woodworking or welding experience is required for this class. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Table dimensions are 16" x 16" x 30".


Class 1 (Tuesday, 5/8 at Arc Academy): Basic MIG Welding Basics and Safety

Class 2 (Thursday, 5/10 at Rebuilding Exchange): Shop safety, stock prep, and glue-up

Class 3 (Tuesday, 5/15 at Arc Academy): Cut and Prep

Class 4 (Thursday, 5/17 at Rebuilding Exchange): Hand planing and sanding

Class 5 (Tuesday, 5/22 at Arc Academy): Fabrication

Class 6 (Thursday, 5/23 at Rebuilding Exchange): Tabletop finishing

Class 7 (Tuesday, 5/29 at Arc Academy): Base completion

Class 8 (Thursday, 5/31 at Rebuilding Exchange): Table assembly

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

No prior wood working or welding experience is necessary.

View information on Arc Academy: http://www.arcacademy.com/

View all workshops: http://rebuildingexchange.org/workshops

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 cannot make a class, then you MUST call or email workshops@rebuildingexchange.org at least 1 week prior to the start of the class to receive a full refund.
    • If you must cancel your registration less than a week prior to a class starting, as long as it is at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, you can transfer your ticket to another workshop.
    • If you drop a class after 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 missed to receive a credit.
    • You must attend all of the classes in a 2 or four week series. If you must miss a class due to illness or unforseen circumstances, contact your instructor ASAP to make arrangments. You may be required to pay for an open shop class (at a discounted rate) to make up for the missed class.
    • 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/WELDING MATERIALS: All materials are part of the material fee included with the workshop. No outside material can be brought in to the workshop.

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