Welcome to SFCWS

We support the San Francisco woodworking community through courses, workshops, and monthly memberships.

Who We Are

Our membership ranges in woodworking experience, from 0-40+ years. Among us are engineers, doctors, designers, artists, accountants, lawyers, and cabinetmakers. We welcome makers of all kinds who wish to pursue woodworking in a supportive, community-minded environment.

San Francisco Community Woodshop is a volunteer-run co-op shop. Many of our core members began woodworking at this shop years ago under the instruction of furnituremaker John Sheridan.

Since John’s retirement in 2015, we have taken over the shop with the goal to continue his tradition of teaching, and to establish a community where people can learn and practice woodworking.

Our Space

Our 2,500sqft shop, founded by John Sheridan, has been a furnituremaking and teaching shop for 15 years. You can see our list of equipment here