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

Our Annual Show Was Fantastic!

We had some exquisite pieces of art in this years Annual Show at the Hoover Public Library. If you missed it, here is an overview of all the pieces entered.

Annual Christmas Party

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

'Tis the season for our Annual Christmas Party!
But we are having it in a new location this year.
It's that time of year again, time for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild to celebrate with our Annual Christmas Party. And we want to see YOU there.

WHERE - This year's party will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster, 8828 Hwy 119, Alabaster 35007 (Just South of the Publix in Alabaster).
WHEN - The Christams Party will be held from 6pm-9pm on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.
WHO - Why you of course. All Guild members and their family are invited.
WHAT TO BRING - All who come need to bring a vegetable dish or dessert. The Guild will provide the meat, bread, and drink.
WHAT ABOUT A GIFT - We don't do Dirty Santa, but we do have some very special door prizes. Special, because they come from you. We ask that you bring a door prize, something related to woodworking, preferably one of your own pieces of art such as a bowl, pen, ornament, or box. If you can't craft an item, consider a gift certificate, or wood working tool, any related item is welcomed. Anyone who brings a door prize, will receive a door prize. If you choose not to bring a door prize, don't worry, you are not obligated.

Remember, the most important thing is to show up and have a good time. So put the evening of December 9th on your calendar and join your fellow Guild members at the Annual Christmas Party!

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.