Education and Classes

Please note:

  • You must be a Guild member in good standing to attend classes. Non-members may join here.

  • Liability Waivers plus Equipment Operation and Safety Training should be completed before the start of class. 


Luthier Group

A-Style Mandolin Build

The Luthier Group will be doing a basic build of a flat-top A-Style Mandolin on Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm, starting January 5, 2018.

The estimated materials cost will be $50-$70 plus wood. This cost will cover tuners, strings, tailpiece, fret wire, end pin, truss rod, bridge, and nut.

You will also need:

  • Scrap wood for body structure jig
  • Top material
  • Back, neck, and side materials (hard wood)

Recommended materials:

  • Spruce or cedar top
  • Back, sides, and neck-owners choice

We will also be making clamps (additional cost for materials for those who choose to make).

Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, please contact:

Geoff Wymer - (205) 621-6989
Van Phillips -


Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Build

The Annual Habitat for Humanity Cabinet Build Class starts Saturday, August 26th. This year's class includes seven sessions, and culminates with an installation date at the H4H Holiday House.

The projected schedule:
Orientation and Face Frame build - August 26th
Carcass Construction - September 9th
Drawer Boxes - September 23rd
Doors and Drawer Fronts - October 14th & 15th
Spray Finish - October 28th
Attach Doors, Drawers and Pulls - November 11th
Installation at Holiday House - Early December
Holiday House Dedication - TBD

The fee for the class is $100. You must be a member in good standing to attend. You may pay using the PayPal button below to reserve your place in the class. We will also take a check or cold hard cash. Please respond via email at with your name if you plan to take the class.