Woodworking gives everyone a chance to be creative and to learn new skills. In our woodshop we make both custom furniture and craft work for sale here and at fairs.
Our woodshop is tailored to the needs of the people who participate. A safe and non-competitive learning environment has enabled people to design, measure, cut, sand, join and finish. Always an encouraging team, the woodworkers complete quality products with the care and participation of different people.
We produce school furniture, designed and made here from solid oak (also available in ash or maple). We have supplied The Minnesota Waldorf School, City of Lakes Waldorf school and Montessori.
Our custom furniture is made, to last, of locally grown hardwoods. We work with each customer to bring a really lovely product into their home. Wood is a natural and renewable resource whose grain and hue brings a liveliness and warmth to each final creation so not only is the finished product beautiful, it is beautiful to form and shape. Hand painting water color designs on items such as peg boards, growth charts, and mirrors gives another valuable experience of color, design and delicate activity.
Selling our products supports our programs. It is also a good opportunity for the public to recognize the hidden gifts and abilities of those with developmental challenges.