Generator’s woodworking in Burlington, VT is a launchpad for professionals, beginners, and hobbyists alike. Woodworking projects include skateboard decks, guitars, furniture, bowls, signage, sculptures… even tiny houses. And so much more! Generator pairs industry-standard woodshop equipment (traditional and automated) with a community of collaborative makers sharing their knowledge and skills of woodworking with one another.
1. Get certified
Generator members need to go through one of Generator’s safety trainings and/or classes before gaining access to our facility. We suggest getting trained before becoming a member so that once you join, you can get right to work!
Those with previous experience may be eligible for an Experienced User Assessment.
2. Become a Generator member
As a Generator member who is certified to use our Wood Shop, you’ll be able to access the space and equipment during Generator’s open hours (except for certain holidays and during Generator’s class times, marked on a shared calendar).
CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY
VOLUNTEER WOOD SHOP LEADS
Generator’s Volunteer Shop Leads help maintain equipment, improve the workshop’s layout, support beginner members in their projects, and are generally spreaders-of-good-vibes! They’re friendly and knowledgable — introduce yourself!
Seamus Hannan is a Burlington-based woodworker juggling several projects at any given time. His personal work often involves combining fine hardwoods and veneers with LED lighting into light boxes. Seamus’s studio is here at Generator, so he’s enmeshed in Generator’s wood working scene and able to answer all your nitty gritty questions about our equipment and community. Seamus is also an audio engineer and live music lover. You can check out Seamus’s work
Our online Maker Forum is free to join and open to the public!
Connect directly with Generator members, staff, and our broader community of artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers, and makers.
People share what they’re working on, ask for advice and provide feedback, and share postings for jobs, funding opportunities, events, helpful resources, and more!
Wondering what people are making in our wood shop?
Skateboard decks, guitars, furniture, bowls, signage, sculptures… even tiny houses. And so much more!
Check out the Member Made section of our website to see a sampling of member projects that utilized the wood shop!
Tool Trainings & Classes
To use Wood Shop equipment
- become a Generator member
- get certified through our tool trainings & classes, or through an Experienced User Assessment (EUA).
- Treehouse Hardwoods (South Burlington, Generator members get 10% off!)
- Clifford Lumber (Hinesburg)
- Exclusively Vermont Wood Products (Bristol)
- Curtis Lumber (Burlington)
- Russell Supply (Williston, equipment supply)