Making Sawdust With A Purpose.


To promote and administer programs which will benefit the woodworking community and advance the art and craft of woodworking.

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About Us

Founded in 1983, the Alabama Woodworkers Guild was to provide a forum to promote woodworking skills and interests.

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Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM, January through November. Please give us a visit.

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Working Groups

We have many working groups for our members to participate in.  Some are designed for member education and others are working groups to complete projects such as toys or cabinets.  Learn about our Groups here.

Reopening the Guild based on Alabama’s “Safer Apart” Order

In response to The Governor’s Safer Apart order your Board of Directors has implemented the following reopening plan for the Woodworkers Education Center (WEC):

  1. Effective 4/9/2021 and based on the Governor’s “Safer Apart” order, the wearing of mask are no longer required at the WEC but as Governor Ivey stated, “people are still strongly urged to continue their use while in public or in close contact with others”. Exercise personal responsibility to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
  2. Effective 4/9/2021 all areas of the WEC are open for use by members including the kitchen.
  3. Effective with our May general meeting 5/15/2021 the meeting will be held in person at the WEC for those wanting to attend and also will be presented as a Zoom meeting.

Safety has always been our highest priority. The challenges we are facing due to the pandemic have just added some additional layers to that. We greatly appreciate the cooperation all Guild members have shown in support of this safety focus.

Approved by the Board of Directors

Have you been wanting to learn from the best?

This is your opportunity to do just that for free from the best seat in the room.
New to the Guild! Live streaming mentoring session with:
Douglas Stowe -- Master Box Maker on June 19 at 9:00 AM
Sponsored in part by Alabama State Council on the Arts

Guild Membership Meeting, "In Person"

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Our May General Membership meeting will be held on May 15th, 2021.

Starting in May, we will hold “in person” meetings as well as Zoom meetings. Instead of meeting in the classroom, we will be meeting in the shop area. This will allow us to spread out to accommodate those members who might still want some “social distance”. Once this pandemic has passed, we can start meeting in our classroom area.

All of that said, the May meeting will be a resumption of our annual “silent auction”. We customarily had this in April, but nothing has been customary in the last year. So look through your shop and find all of those tools, or fixtures, or jigs you no longer need, and lets have the biggest silent auction ever!

Look through your shop. Find all of those items you no longer use, and set a price to pass them on to another woodworker. Please download the listing form (one per each auction item) and have it filled out before the auction. This will speed up the process on Saturday. Set your minimum bid and let's see what happens!

Just understand that the Guild takes a minimum 20% portion of the total sale, so factor that in. You may select any percentage amount up to 100% to donate to the Guild. If nobody wants your item, you owe nothing. If it sells, both you and the Guild benefit. Win-win.

You can bring your items as early as 9:00 am. Bidding starts at 10:00am. Bidding will close at 11:00am and the buyers and sellers can settle up at that point.

So it’s time to clean out your shop from the last two years and let someone else enjoy those items you no longer need. Sure, we’d like items to be related to woodworking, but we’re flexible.

Come join us for a fun event! Let’s get our Guild a bit closer to the pre-pandemic reality we once enjoyed!

Check Us Out

We are an organization of woodcrafters with skills ranging from beginner to master craftsmen.

Our members share woodworking tips, bring projects to show and tell, hear guest speakers, and see live woodworking demonstrations at every meeting. Our free library contains books on techniques, videos, and project plans.

The Guild’s Woodworking Education Center is located at the site of the old Maylene School building on Hwy 17 in Maylene, AL.  The WEC is open Friday-Sunday for the membership and for visitors to drop by to see what we are all about.  Please, before dropping by, check the WEC Calendar on our website ( and make sure a Supervisor is scheduled to be on-duty.