Covid-19

Hi, Everyone.

We know it's been a long time since PSW has posted any news or updates. Like everyone else, we are trying to figure out what our current normal is and how we can move forward and keep our small business alive. We will continue to keep ours doors open for as long as we can, though operations, by necessity, have had to change.

Our students are the life blood of our business. We have been blessed with the best customers a business could want. Every one of you has shown up excited and eager to learn. It makes teaching a joy to have you in our shop.

Until classes can resume, we are expanding our availability and shop services for custom projects and commissions. Please consider us if you are looking for unique, quality furniture or cabinetry. We will also be placing a few items for sale on our website, and are considering a GoFundMe campaign. Please stay tuned!

In the mean time, we are taking this time to clean, organize, and do all of the million little shop tasks that get pushed onto the bottom of the to-do list.

Remember, take care of yourself and your loved ones. Wash your hands like you are trying to get wood glue off!

Covid-19 GoFundMe Campaign

Ten years ago, Puget Sound Woodworking opened,  with the vision to create a space  to share our  passion  for the  skills , creativity, and possibilities of  the wood shop.  Our family took a leap of faith on this labor of love, building our capacity and reputation through hard work, dedication, sacrifice, dexterity, community support, strong coffee, and more than a little luck. It's a unique business model in the best of times, and it's a very uncertain, stressful, present and future.  

Our students are the life blood of our business. We have been blessed with the best customers a business could want. Every one  has shown up excited and eager to learn. It makes teaching a joy to have you in our shop.

Covid-19 has brought our ability to hold classes and bring in revenue to an abrupt  halt.  Puget Sound  Woodworking has been closed to the public since March 14, and must remain closed for an indefinite period of time. Out core service has always been in-shop  classes. Unlike some restaurants and retailers, we are extremely limited in generating   online sales or curbside pick ups.  With a very limited way to generate income, our cash reserves are quickly dwindling.

We’re exploring every means of possible support, including federal and local grants and loans, but these funds are not guaranteed to come in, and they won’t meet the needs of our short-to-mid-term future.

For the first time in our company's ten years, we must humbly ask for your support.  We know what a difficult and uncertain time this is for everyone, and we understand that there are many individuals and organizations in need. If you’re in a position to support us we’ll be extremely grateful to receive that help, and any donation to this campaign will contribute to the cash resources we need to address our immediate needs, and to create a future  in which Puget Sound Woodworking can open our shop doors again. And, if you could let others know about this campaign, we’ll appreciate that immensely, too.


At Puget Sound Woodworking we strive to share knowledge, foster makers, and send skills out into the world to help make it a little better place.  We’re passionately committed to our roles as  teachers and craftspeople, and are doing everything we can to keep our shop going  in what is for now a very uncertain future.

Our goal  is to see through  this difficult time, and even in the face of formidable obstacles, we’re feeling inspired. Please be sure to stay in touch with us, keep an eye on our website and  various social media channels. We miss our students and our community, please drop us a line to let us know you’re out there. The messages of support and camaraderie are priceless.

Gratefully,

Derrick and Lea Anne Burke

Keep the Shop Lights On - GoFundMe Campaign

 

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Our mission is to share our knowledge and provide world class educational experiences, in a fun, comfortable, and safe environment.

Our goals are to have our students gain fundamental abilities and appreciation for the processes of woodworking, that will allow them to build upon their confidence, skills, and creativity beyond our woodshop.

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