Generator’s Wood Shop is a launch pad for professionals, beginners, and hobbyists alike.

We pair industry standard equipment (traditional and automated) with a community of collaborative makers sharing their knowledge and skills with one another.

Gain Access

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.

Get Certified

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).

Become a Member

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

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 here.

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Emily Snow

Emily Snow took a wood shop training back in the early days of Generator, and the rest is history! She’s been an integral part of keeping Generator’s wood shop tools in tip top shape and making improvements to the shop’s layout that brings more ease to working in the space.

MAKER FORUM

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!

JOIN

GET INSPIRED

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!

SEE MEMBER PROJECTS

Resources

Tool Trainings & Classes

To use Wood Shop equipment

  1. become a Generator member
  2. get certified through our tool trainings & classes, or through an Experienced User Assessment (EUA).

Local Suppliers

Tool Inventory