2020 Workshops and Events

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When: January 25, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Miter cuts mean more than just picture frames. They're used in house trim, furniture, boxes, and so much more!

We will use reclaimed trim, wood and flooring scraps to build picture frames of 14"x20" or smaller and cut old greenhouse glass panes to fit.

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When: January 25, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Get creative with chandelier crystals. We'll turn them into jewelry, ornaments or light catchers. Bring your ideas!

This workshop is for all ages. Children under 12 must register with an adult.

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When: January 29, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

It's a tote or a toolbox or a condiment holder or whatever you need! Join us for this introductory woodworking class where we will measure, cut and assemble this multi-purpose piece from reclaimed lumber and flooring. Makes a great Valentine's gift!

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When: February 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Want to make some updates to your home but don't know how to start? We'll start at the beginning and show you how to build your Home Repair Toolbox, then take a deeper dive into the essential cordless drill.

Workshop participants will build confidence using drills with hands on practice. We'll cover hanging items on plaster and drywall, changing out knobs/pulls and replacing light fixtures.

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When: February 15, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

It's a tote or a toolbox or a condiment holder or whatever you need! Join us on your own or bring your Valentine to this introductory woodworking class where we will measure, cut and assemble this multi-purpose piece from reclaimed lumber and flooring.

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When: February 22, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Want to reuse those light fixtures but aren't sure if they're safe? Light fixtures often come with frayed, cracked, and/or missing wiring which may present an unsafe or inoperable installation. In this hands-on how-to workshop you will learn how to replace damaged or missing wiring for a safe, functional installation.

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When: March 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

We'll use reclaimed wood to build a handy footstool you can leave rustic or refinish at home. Learn to measure and cut wood using a chop saw and table saw.

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When: March 26, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Refresh your home in an eco-friendly way! Learn  design process basics and rules for pulling a space together. The class will address space planning, lighting, colors, and accessorizing. See how you can creatively repurpose items from your home.

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When: March 28, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

This handy, portable cold frame will have you eating garden fresh salad in early spring. In addition to giving seedlings an early start, cold frames are useful for hardening off seedlings before planting and extending your growing season past the frost date. 

In this workshop you will construct a cold frame from repurposed sash windows and reclaimed wood.  

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When: April 18, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse

Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. 

The Leopold family used this bench design at their farm on the Wisconsin River and it became known as the "Leopold Bench." We think Aldo would approve of this workshop where we will build his bench from reclaimed lumber, saved from the landfill by our own workforce trainees.

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