Category: Community News

Dedicated to the art of woodworking since 1984.

Featured Member: Mark Koritz

In 2009, Mark Koritz and his basement shop were featured in Woodcraft Magazine. Please enjoy the attached copy of this article.

Letter from Ranken Jorden

Open Letter from Dr. Nick Holekamp Chief Medical Officer, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital March 26, 2020 How We Can All Save Lives Together Like many things in life, your actions today have ripple effects. You could save countless lives simply by staying home right now, as required by St. Louis City and County and…
Read more

Mask Donations

Guild Members, I received an email with the following request for caregiver supplies. The link has specific information about N95 and other masks that we may have in our shops.  Please consider such a donation if you have some of these supplies in your inventory. Bill Schuchat Hello Mare, Thank you for your offer to…
Read more

Thank you for everything you do – from the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.

As Debbie Genung approaches retirement, she sent a kind “thank you for all you do” to the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. The Guild has participated in the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition with our boxes program and has helped out the Cinderella Project with special requested woodwork projects. The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild is proud…
Read more

Wood Working Show 2020

The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild had a booth at the 2020 Wood Working Show on February 7th to 9th in Collinsville Illinois. There were many contacts made with the woodworkers who were visiting the show. This community outreach fosters new membership and promotes the interests of the guild. The Toy Program was present for kids…
Read more

Finger Ladder for Ranken Jorden Hospital

The photo below is of the “finger ladder” that Steve Mettes made for Ranken Jorden Hospital at their request. This is used to help recover the full range of motion for arm and shoulder injuries. Ranken Jorden Hospital said that Steve’s finger ladder exceeded their expectations. Thanks for another successful community project Steve.

Wooden Platform for Cinderella Project

The St Louis Woodworkers Guild will occasionally get requests from the community for wooden items they need that are not easily purchased. We recently received this request from the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition. The Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition has lost the wooden platform that their volunteer seamstresses use to measure clients for their…
Read more

Certificate from Rockwood School District for Volunteer Work

The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild received a certificate from Rockwood for the volunteer work we did at the Center for Creative Learning. Many thanks to all who participated.

Local Children in Hospital Receive Wood Toys

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — Local children in hospitals will be receiving new toys thanks to the St. Louis Woodworking Guild and Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Volunteers spent hours on Saturday making more than 100 wooden toys for a charity event benefiting children in local hospitals. This is the second year in a row the two…
Read more

Bob Zahner Passed Away

Bob was an active toy builder and worked with the toy committee to get toys delivered.  He will be missed by many. Robert “Bob” J. Zahner passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith (nee: Guarnery), of 53 years. Dear father of Michael (Debra) Zahner and Jim (Alison…
Read more