A Cut(ting Board) Above the Rest: Intro to Woodworking

Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
2 days remaining
Event Age Requirements: 

18+ and Minors with Guardian Supervision

Legal Guardian must be present and a waiver must be signed on behalf of the minor. makehaven.org/waiver-minor

New to woodworking? Looking to make a custom, handmade piece to give as a gift or level up your own kitchen?

In this introductory class, Akeera will take you through the steps of making  your very own cutting board, while showing you how to use a planer, table saw, chop saw, and sander. You'll then finish your cutting board with mineral oil. 

Participants will leave class with their own 10"x12" handmade cutting board!

Materials and safety goggles are provided.

No experience necessary. It’s a great opportunity for those looking to get started in the woodshop but who may feel initially intimidated or those who prefer directed learning. There is a scheduled break roughly half-way for lunch. 


General Public: $94
Partnership Groups: $85
MakeHaven Members: $80

Real name: 
Akeera Peterkin


Instructor Bio: 

A full time therapist/Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a longtime creative. Their work has a strong focus on the experiences of underrepresented / underserved communities and trauma survivors. Akeera wholeheartedly believes in the healing and empowering nature of the arts. They are passionate about exposing others to the various ways creating can help folks heal from and navigate traumatic experiences and systemic oppression. 


MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.