Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Mission

To enhance the standards of excellence in woodworking by educating its members and the public in the joy and beauty of the art of woodworking, assisting members in the marketing of their work, and serving the community by building projects for the public good.


Tax Exempt Status

The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3).  Contributions to the Guild are deductible under Section 170 of the Code.  The Guild is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under sections 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.  Our authorization is DLN: #601257063 effective August 8, 2011.

Programs

The Guild meets once a month presenting woodworking demonstrations and/or speakers.  These meetings, on the second Thursday of every month, are held at different locations including high school wood shops, local places of business, and occasionally member’s wood shops.  Non-members are welcome to attend.

Occasional social events are planned, where members can meet in a relaxed atmosphere and exchange ideas.

Newsletter

The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter with articles of woodworking interest, reports of events, notes, comments and classified ads. The Guild web page communicates current information about activities. Professional members can promote their businesses through visibility on the Guild website, a small gallery section for their work, and a link to their own website, 

Classes

Numerous seminars for woodworkers with all levels of experience from beginners to advanced are offered throughout the year.  Topics such as basic techniques from hand tools to power tools with a strong emphasis on safety, different aspects of furniture construction, veneering and finishing techniques are just a few examples.  Additional topics requested by our members are covered by member experts in the Guild, by our sponsors or outside experts.  Seminars are open to members and non-members. 

Professional Members

Professional members can promote their businesses through visibility on the Guild website, a small gallery section for their work, and a link to their own website.

Sponsors

The Guild is generously supported by several sponsors in the wood industry, many of whom offer discounts on purchases of select items.

Shows

The Guild participates in a number of art shows during the year to provide a venue for members to sell their products as well as participate in the art community.  Members have the opportunity to display and/or sell their work.  The largest of these is the Gathering of the Guilds in May.

Local High Schools

The Guild works with local high schools to encourage the young students in the art of woodworking.  Participation in an annual woodworking show is one of the primary venues.

Community Projects

The Guild offers public work projects for non-profit groups which we use as “work & learn” events for our members.  In recent years we have donated our labor to several deserving groups.  Among them are;  the German-American School in Beaverton (library furniture),  the Salem Police Department (display cases), the Peninsula Children’s Center (shelving and play structures) and the Clackamas Library (shelving gondolas).  All we ask of our clients is to cover the materials’ expenses and we provide the free labor.



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