What you'll do
Come spend a few hours with me at Rebuilding Exchange to make a unique cutting board out of locally sourced ash and other hard woods. This project is the perfect introduction to working with hard wood. Participants will leave with a beautiful finished piece and get the opportunity to use a router, drill press, and orbital sander to smooth and shape their cutting boards, and apply a walnut oil finish to protect the wood. Workshop will be followed by a short walk over the river to have a refreshing drink, some food, and good conversation at Devour 312 - one of the local favorites in Chicago’s iconic Lincoln Park neighborhood. Participants receive their first drink free!
I’m the Education Manager and Woodworking Instructor at Rebuilding Exchange. Where others see trash, I see possibility! I have been refinishing furniture for over 23 years and a woodworker and furniture maker for 3 years. My professional background is in education. I love making furniture and art out of reclaimed materials.
About the organisation
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.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Rebuilding Exchange.
free drink First drink at Devour 312
use of woodworking tools Participants will learn to use a router, drill press, and orbital sander
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Where you'll be
RX is located in the popular Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, right on the Chicago River. The warehouse that now houses RX was a sheep sheering facility back in the day. After the workshop, participants will take a short stroll across the river to enjoy a drink at one of our favorite local bars, Devour 312.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty/dusty. Closed-toe shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back and no dangling jewelry/accessories should be worn.
Woodworking in the City
€65 / person
€65 / person