Welcome to SFCWS

San Francisco Community Woodshop is a volunteer-run co-op shop. Our membership has a range of woodworking experience, from 0-40+ years. Among us are engineers, doctors, designers, artists, accountants, lawyers, and cabinetmakers. Many of our core members began woodworking at this shop years ago under the instruction of furnituremaker John Sheridan.

Now that John has retired, our goal is to continue his tradition of teaching and to establish a community where people can learn and practice woodworking.

Please sign up for our mailing list here to be notified of future course openings.
Applications for our Winter Intro Course (Feb – April 2017) are closed.
Applications for our Summer Intro Course will open in April.

Our Offerings

We accommodate woodworkers at all levels.

  • Weekend Projects (Beginner)
    For people who are curious about woodworking but aren’t ready to commit to a longer course. Learn woodworking fundamentals and go home with a finished project! Our weekend project classes are a great way to give the shop a spin and see if woodworking is fun for you.
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  • Introduction to Woodworking (Beginner to Intermediate)
    Our popular 12-week intro course is tailored to committed beginners looking for a solid foundation in woodworking and furnituremaking, and those wishing to brush up their skills.
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  • Monthly Membership (Experienced)
    Community-minded woodworkers with previous experience are invited to take a skills and safety evaluation and join the shop as monthly members.
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Our Space

Our 2,500sqft shop, founded by John Sheridan, has been a furnituremaking and teaching shop for 15 years. We are equipped with just about everything you need to produce your masterpiece.