The workShop


School Building 315

School Building 315

Our warm welcoming school shop is located in building 315 at Fort Worden State Park. Originally built as the power station for the fort, the station was decommissioned and has since been renovated into our hands-on classroom work space. The bench room and a machine/milling room are divided into two spaces. This keeps dust and noise from millwork contained while creating a healthy relaxed environment for students to work at their benches. 

Historic Power Station, Now building 315

Each student gets the opportunity to work at a sturdy Sjoberg workbench equipped with a set of sharp professional bench tools.  Many of our hand tools have been generously provided by Lee Valley/Veritas, and we have a number of beautifully restored vintage hand tools in working order. The shop is also steward to a well preserved antique moulding plane collection by planemaker D. P. Sandborn and a library of woodworking books and periodicals. 

For your convenience, there is a fridge, microwave, kitchen sink, and endless coffee. 

For visitors: Feel free to stop by and take a peek inside. We only ask you to please be courteous and not to disturb the class in session. 


Building 304

In spring of 2015, we began offering courses in building 304. Previously home to the windows restoration project in 2010 and the porch furniture project in 2015, we are working to transform it into our second school building for expanded programing. We are thrilled to put this space to work and show it some love!