Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

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So much from repping SBWI.
Luke Barnett, this looks much easier than those plans you have posted up in the classroom.
Today is straighten my studio day. Of course, my smallest helper, Little Ewok, decided to draw rather than help. She's a rescue cat, 12 years old and a sweet cat.
Please enter me into the giveaway. Piece of box elder burl, now filled with acrylic. Help me out, what do I make with it?
Please enter me into the giveaway. This is a piece of box elder burl, now filled with acrylic, and turned to round. Help me out - What do I make out of this?
Anyone who is interested in learning about woodworking -- ladies or gentlemen -- taking the Woodshop Certification Course is a great way to start your journey into this wonderful hobby! Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute is a great place to do that at --
Had a wonderful weekend! Loved all the new people I met. Nice seeing the old friends too. Music was awesome!
Good Luck on the raffle
everyone..
Last one
More uke build finished.
More of the uke build.

We pride ourselves in sharing our knowledge and passion for craft with you. The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute is creating a future that is worthy of Michigan's inspired past.

We work to educate students of all ages in the art of woodworking.

The SBW is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting personal development through woodworking. We are located in Adrian, Michigan. We provide woodworking classes for all ages as well as job training, workforce development and rehabilitation services for Lenawee County residents. The SBW is an accredited education center recognized by the Woodworking Career Alliance of North America, the woodshop provides certification for over 250 different machine operations. We are a certified evaluation center that awards certificates, credentials, and transcripts that are recognized by thousands of woodworking manufacturers as proof of skill level and job experience. In partnership with the WCA, the current credentials program is recognized by the State of Michigan for its respective state-sponsored career and technical education programs. Aside from workforce training, our certified woodworking facility allows us to offer art classes and machinery resources to the public. Class offerings include sculptural woodworking, woodcarving, wood turning, instrument building, and canoe building, along with many other offerings. The woodshop is ran by a ten person board and a strong volunteer base. We have 3 part time instructors employed with us. Our great team allowed us to serve almost 1000 students at the woodshop in the past year. The large majority of those students received free tuition and materials for their classes.

Operating as usual

Class of 2021 Graduation Recap Video! 07/30/2021

Class of 2021 Graduation Recap Video!

It's hard to believe it's been 2 WEEKS since we had our graduation for our Diploma Program Students! Check out this awesome recap video below, we had so much fun celebrating the Class of 2021!
https://youtu.be/UbWhyz706x4

Class of 2021 Graduation Recap Video! July 16th we had 7 students graduate with Diploma's in Furniture Making & Wood Design. One year of hard work, sweat, and some tears went into the culmination...

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/29/2021

Finishing touches on the Hans Wergner wishbone chair. 😎

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/28/2021

WWP Pocket holes class today taught by Steve Skornicka! Such a fun time learning more about different techniques and tools. #woodworkingwarriorwednesday

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/27/2021

It’s happening!! Thank you to all our volunteers and staff who helped the beginning of this process today! Can’t wait to see this awesome system up and running!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/26/2021

Exciting things are happening here! Can you guess what this is???

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/22/2021

The WWP had so much fun doing some Bob Ross Painting again yesterday. Thanks to Erica Behm for putting this together and helping us support our local veterans!

07/21/2021

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it!
Our class of 2021 Diploma Program students made the front page! Check it out! Shoutout to Katie Tilton and her awesome dresser! Congratulations again to our students, we’re so proud of you! https://www.lenconnect.com/story/lifestyle/achievements/2021/07/21/sam-beauford-woodworking-institute-adrian-first-graduating-class/8026341002/?a=a&utm_source=lenconnect-Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_briefing&utm_term=hero&utm_content=MICHIGAN-ADRIAN-NLETTER65

EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about it!
Our class of 2021 Diploma Program students made the front page! Check it out! Shoutout to Katie Tilton and her awesome dresser! Congratulations again to our students, we’re so proud of you! https://www.lenconnect.com/story/lifestyle/achievements/2021/07/21/sam-beauford-woodworking-institute-adrian-first-graduating-class/8026341002/?a=a&utm_source=lenconnect-Daily%20Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_briefing&utm_term=hero&utm_content=MICHIGAN-ADRIAN-NLETTER65

07/20/2021

Happy Tuesday! We’re curious, what’s your favorite thing to create? 🪵
Some of our favorites from our staff include making chairs, band saw boxes, and live edge tables. Have a great week everyone!

Happy Tuesday! We’re curious, what’s your favorite thing to create? 🪵
Some of our favorites from our staff include making chairs, band saw boxes, and live edge tables. Have a great week everyone!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/18/2021

Congrats to class of 2021. These students successfully completed the 1-year program in furniture making and Wood Design.

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/14/2021

Soo we had the cutest guest instructor today 😍✨ this little princess got to come visit due to a power outage in town and made our Wednesday even more special than usual. #woodworkingwarriorwednesday

Photos from American Modern Furniture Company's post 07/09/2021

The shop is filled with lots of laughs and learning lately ✨🌻 Seeing the growth and determination in these students is awesome.

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 07/07/2021

Check out these amazing ukuleles our veterans made in the woodworking for warriors program! Awesome work!

07/06/2021

It’s the most Monday-ish Tuesday ever but all the students are here still working diligently on their final projects for the diploma program.

It’s the most Monday-ish Tuesday ever but all the students are here still working diligently on their final projects for the diploma program.

Photos from American Modern Furniture Company's post 07/02/2021

Two of the students from the graduating class of 2021 partnered up to launch American Modern Furniture Company. Today is their official launch date. Please follow them on social media and check out the products they have to offer. We are very proud of these craftsman.

07/02/2021

The SBWI will be closed the 4th & 5th in observance of the holiday.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!

The SBWI will be closed the 4th & 5th in observance of the holiday.
Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/30/2021

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” - Benjamin Franklin

Great WWP today, lots of fun and learning. The ukuleles will be finished soon!

06/28/2021

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” -Johannes Brahms
✨🌻
Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a great start to their week!

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” -Johannes Brahms
✨🌻
Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a great start to their week!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/24/2021

Yesterday was a whirlwind of projects, laughs, and more. Can’t wait to see what some of these look like completely finished. #woodworkingwarriorwednesday

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/21/2021

This weekend we spent our Father’s Day creating these awesome flags, and celebrating all types of dads. We had so much fun during this class, shout-out to Instructor Tom Becker for teaching such a great class for dads and their kids. ❤️🤍💙

06/19/2021

Saturdays are for flag making & sawdust!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/16/2021

We had another fun day today working on the ukuleles during the WWP. Love seeing the progress of these and other projects around the shop.

06/13/2021

Finishing bowls from the intro to Woodturning course. Just a touch of color from The Real Milk Paint Co.

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/10/2021

We know it’s not officially summertime but it feels like it in the shop! We had an awesome woodworking warrior Wednesday yesterday.
So many fun projects going on, and being completed by the vets.

Stay tuned for their finished ukuleles coming up in the next two weeks! #woodworking #woodworkingeducation #woodworkingschool

American Modern Furniture Co. Interview 06/07/2021

American Modern Furniture Co. Interview

“What’s important is that you put in the effort. You don’t spend too much time on the internet, you don’t spend too much time thinking, you spend a lot more time doing…”

Watch as we talk with one of our Class of 2020-2021 Diploma Program Graduates about his new company American Modern Furniture Co. Learn about mid-century modern furniture, how he got started, what his favorite part of woodworking is, advice for beginners and more!

https://youtu.be/lff8uDAAlW0

American Modern Furniture Co. Interview “What’s important is that you put in the effort. You don’t spend too much time on the internet, you don’t spend too much time thinking, you spend a lot more ...

06/03/2021

Bending a THICK arm rail for the Hans Wegner chair project. Great fun! 🪵

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/03/2021

During yesterday’s WWP we started making ukuleles! This class is super fun and we’re excited to keep working on these over the next couple Wednesday’s. Reminder, the ukulele making class is also offered as a kids camp! Head to longlivewood.org for more info!

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 06/01/2021

Instagram vs. Reality
Happy Tuesday everyone! We had so much fun and many laughs last week during our rocking chair class. Check out our upcoming classes to make sure you get in on the fun this summer. Longlivewood.org

05/31/2021

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." ~ Harry S. Truman

Words are not enough to describe the emotions and depth of gratitude we hold in our heart today and always but we will forever honor those who served and those who sacrificed for our freedom.

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." ~ Harry S. Truman

Words are not enough to describe the emotions and depth of gratitude we hold in our heart today and always but we will forever honor those who served and those who sacrificed for our freedom.

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 05/30/2021

Rocking chair success! Thanks for a great class.

05/28/2021

Teaching style..... on point.
Rocking chair assembly starts now.

05/28/2021

Don’t miss out on this awesome class coming up June 19th & 20th! The perfect Father’s Day gift or just a fun class to do with a friend! Spots still available! This class can also be taken without a partner.

Don’t miss out on this awesome class coming up June 19th & 20th! The perfect Father’s Day gift or just a fun class to do with a friend! Spots still available! This class can also be taken without a partner.

Photos from Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute's post 05/27/2021

Yesterday’s Wednesday shenanigans. It was a good day 💛

Announcing the 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees | Woodworking Network 05/26/2021

Announcing the 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees | Woodworking Network

Congratulations to our Co-Founder, Executive Director, and awesome Instructor Luke Barnett for being named one of the Woodworking Network's 40 under 40 Honorees for the Class of 2021!
Check out the article below!
https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/announcing-2021-wood-industry-40-under-40-honorees

Announcing the 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honorees | Woodworking Network This year marks the sixth annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who are making an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

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The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institue is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting personal development through woodworking. We are located in Adrian, Michigan. We provide woodworking classes for all ages as well as job training, workforce development and rehabilitation services for Lenawee County residents. The SBWI is an accredited education center recognized by the Woodworking Career Alliance of North America, the woodshop provides certification for over 250 different machine operations. We are a certified evaluation center that awards certificates, credentials, and transcripts that are recognized by thousands of woodworking manufacturers as proof of skill level and job experience. In partnership with the WCA, the current credentials program is recognized by the State of Michigan for its respective state-sponsored career and technical education programs.
Aside from workforce training, our certified woodworking facility allows us to offer art classes and machinery resources to the public. Class offerings include sculptural woodworking, woodcarving, wood turning, instrument building, and canoe building, along with many other offerings.
The woodshop is ran by a ten person board and a strong volunteer base. We have 3 part time instructors employed with us. Our great team allowed us to serve almost 1000 students at the woodshop in the past year. The large majority of those students received free tuition and materials for their classes.

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Woodworking, leatherworking and metalworking classes for all ages and skill levels.

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1375 N. Main St #41
Adrian, MI
49221

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The SBWI provides workforce development, industry recognized certifications, and community based woodworking classes.

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Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 1:30pm
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