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16 Mary Street
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

(847) 282-4934

Building a woodworking community through learning

With an emphasis in the use of hand tools, Midwest Woodworking School offers education in tried and tested woodworking techniques from past to the present. Your learning experience will empower you to achieve higher levels of woodworking. Whether you are a beginner, hobbyist, or looking to learn the skills required to make woodworking your career, Midwest Woodworking School will help you improve skill level and match your goal. All classes are taught by master craftsmen in their own field of woodworking with years of knowledge and experience.

Located in Des Plaines, Illinois, 10 minutes north of O’Hare Airport and 14 miles from Down Town Chicago. 

First Class, a Success




First Class, a Success

Douglas Ward

A proud student and his table, at the end of the Shaker Side Table class

Starting a school is a lot of work. When we opened the doors to the school a few weeks ago, we knew we were taking the first steps on a long journey. With our first class under our belts, we're thrilled to be headed in the right direction.

The five day Shaker Side Table class was a success. We learned as much from teaching as the students did from working their way through the table build. But most important, It was great to feel the reward of sharing our woodworking knowledge and experience with a student. We look forward to many more.