Our monthly volunteer days bring together our Artisans, staff and volunteer woodworkers from around LA to work on various projects around the shop. This month, our volunteers helped build lumber racks and rolling carts for our benchtop machines.
Come along on our tour of local lumber yards, mills, and furniture shops! Program Director Michele Liu takes our Artisans to see the work of some of the great creative businesses that make our work possible. "As we transition into building a more robust training program we felt it was important for the Artisans to see the full picture what woodworking is like from beginning to end." says Liu.
In addition to leading the relaunch of Would Works existing programs this Spring, Michele will be developing the new "Outdoor Workshop" model as we pivot our program to include the design and fabrication of outdoor furniture for public spaces around LA.
We're thrilled to announce our October residency atLehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake. We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from theDowntown Women's Centeron Mondays and Wednesdays this month.
Would Works recently lost our donated workshop space and we are facing a programing hiatus while we look for a new home. We need your help to find a new home for Would Works so we can continue to offer the job opportunities and programing to our amazing team of artisans.
Thanks to a generous in-kind-donation from an outstanding member of our woodworking community, Would Works is now equipped with a state of the art laser engraver. This allows us to custom engrave any of our existing products, or design new branded products for businesses, TV shows (it is LA after all), or private events.