Join the Guild

Dedicated to the art of woodworking since 1984.

Join and Renew Online (PayPal)

Basic Membership
$40 for 1 year
Discounts at participating local and national woodworking retailers
Woodworking classes
Field trips to local and national venues
Access to the Guild's library
Woodworking mentoring and advice
Local forum / email list
Your own gallery
Seminars with industry experts
Limited shop access (4 times / year)
Shop Membership
$75 for 1 year
You won't find a better tools for your money anywhere, we promise!
All benefits of Basic membership
Unlimited shop access (during open shop hours)

Join and Renew by Cash or Check

Though online payment is encouraged, the Guild provides two alternative methods in case PayPal is not your cup of tea:

  • Join / Renew at a Guild Meeting
    You may bring cash, check, or credit card to the next monthly Guild meeting, held the third Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Moolah Shrine.
  • Join / Renew via USPS mail
    Mail a check to the P.O. box below along with a completed membership application form (only applicable to new members). Please include in the “Memo” field the type of membership you wish to acquire.

    St. Louis Woodworkers Guild
    P.O. Box 411766
    St. Louis, MO 63141-9998

Membership Benefits

Basic Membership

Membership Card

Your SLWG membership card is good for a 10% discount at participating St. Louis and national woodworking retailers.

Woodworking Classes

Classes are offered in the Guild’s workshop most months – sometimes several in a single month – by various members. Workshops may be hands-on instruction and/or demonstration of a particular technique. Shop tours are also offered by guild members and local professionals, allowing a glimpse into the world of a commercial woodworking shop. Upcoming classes and other events may be found on our Events Calendar.

Field Trips

A couple times a year, the Guild sponsors a field trip. In the past, this has included trips to commercial shops in the area, historical houses containing period furniture, guided tours of area museums, etc. A recent trip brought us to Des Moines, Iowa where we visited the editorial offices and workshops of Woodsmith and Wood magazines. The most recent visit was to David Stine Furniture.

Guild Library

The Guild maintains a library of books, magazines, and videos related to woodworking. Members can checkout materials free of charge.

Mentoring & Advice

Whether you are new to woodworking or deciding to try your hand at something new like veneering or bending wood, there’s a member that can help you out. The Guild will seek to pair a new woodworker with a more experienced member to act as a mentor. Also, a lot of knowledge is shared between members at meetings, on the phone, via email or on our online forum.

Forum

As a member, you will be given secure access to the members section of the website and also be able to post and reply to questions on our online forum (mailing list) to solicit opinions/advice from multiple members at one time.

Gallery

As a member, you will be able to display pictures of your work on our online galleries where you can show off your work to the world!

Woodworking Experts

Once a year, the Guild hosts a weekend seminar with a renowned expert in the field of woodworking. Recent guests have included Frank Klausz, Marc Adams, Graham Blackburn, and Jeff Jewitt. Often with a hands-on format, these events are exclusive to members who, for an additional fee, can meet and learn from the world’s best.

Limited Shop Access

With your Basic Membership, you will have access to the Guild workshop up to four times per year during open shop hours. These four times are in addition to any classes held at the shop which are available to all Guild members.

Other Events

Each year, the Guild hosts a couple of events that are open to spouses and friends of members. We have an annual picnic in the fall. Also, in the spring we usually have a whole program dedicated to show and tell wherein members bring in samples of their work and answer questions related to design and construction. We also hold a tool auction each year for members to bring in tools that they would like to auction off to other members.

Shop Membership

All Basic Membership Benefits

With the Shop Membership, you will still have access to all of the Basic Membership benefits, like access to the woodworking classes, field trips, the Guild library, and a personal mentor.

Guild Workshop

You can join the Guild at the Workshop Level for $75 annually, which will give you all the Basic Membership benefits plus you will gain access to the Guild’s Faust Park workshop, complete with most woodworking tools. The shop is open the 1st & 2nd weekend (Saturday and Sunday) each month 9:00 – 5:00pm and 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the first and second full weeks of each month. Always check the calendar to ensure shop hours have not changed or been postponed.

Guild membership must be current. You must have completed the safety class. The Guild must have a signed liability waiver from you on file.

Guild Sponsors

ATLAS 46
Discount in-store only.
400 Biltmore Dr, Suite 530,
Fenton, MO 63026
trevor@atlas.com

B&B Rare Woods
871 Brickyard Circle Unit C4
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 986-2585

Hibdon Hardwood, Inc
1410 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 621-7711

Kohler City Hardwoods
7306 Kohler Drive
Barnhart, MO 63012 
(636) 464-5212

On the Natural Edge
Bill Cerny
7149 Marine Road,
Edwardsville, IL. 62025
(618) 410-5431

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
11977 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO
(314) 731-2761

Taylor Toolworks
610 Big Bear Blvd. Suite 431 
Columbia, MO 65202-3737
(573) 397-6432


Shellac Finishes
7740 Goldfish Way
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 780-2865

St. Charles Hardwoods
3909 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
(636) 926-2000

W. D. Quinn Saw Co
1111 Belgrove Dr,
St. Louis, Mo 63137
(314) 869-5353
(800) 654-8774

The Wood & Shop, Inc.
21505 HWY OO
Eolia, MO 63344
(314) 739-0001

Woodcraft
2077 Congressional Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63146
(314) 993-0413

U-Pick Hardwood Lumber
80 Triad South Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63304
(636) 485-5217

Walrus Oil
2131 Repubic Road #234
Springfield, MO 65807
customerservice@walrusoil.com