Who We Are

Dedicated to the art of woodworking since 1984.

History

The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Membership is open to all having interest in working with wood. Since its founding in 1984, the Guild has grown to a membership of about 250 woodworkers from the beginning amateur to the skilled professional.

Goals

Education

The SLWG seeks to improve the craftsmanship of its members through monthly meetings with instructional presentations by members and outside experts.

Each year we sponsor a weekend seminar/workshop with a renowned expert. In the past we have hosted noted woodworkers such as Jeff Miller, Doug StoweMarc Adams, and Graham Blackburn.

The Guild has established a mentor program by pairing more experienced members with beginners to woodworking. Furthering this concept, we have setup a program where members host mini-workshops in their home or workshop to teach fellow members about a specific topic in woodworking.

Community Service

The Guild also provides service to the community through a variety of continuous and one-time programs. A toy building program distributes toys built by members to children in local area hospitals. The book box program provides hand-made boxes to under-served school children in the St. Louis area. We also perform volunteer work at the historic village in Faust Park. We have a dedicated space in the park where we have established a workshop to support renovation efforts as well as member education. Several members of the Guild perform volunteer work at the St. Louis Museum of Transportation. They primarily perform wood restoration on a variety of unique, vintage railroad cars and equipment that are displayed there.

Other community service opportunities are announced regularly on the Guild's blog, in the "Charity" category.

Visitors are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the SLWG to learn about us first hand. Please look at the Events CalendarNewsletters, and Member Benefits pages on this web site for more information.

The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild is an all volunteer, 501-C(3) nonprofit, tax-deductible organization.  Money accumulated through donations, membership dues, at meetings through raffles and tool sales, and through tuition for workshops all go directly into supporting Guild activities in education, the shared workshop at Faust Park, community outreach, expenses for meeting-room fees, etc.