About Us

Governing Board:

Patty Clark - President

Andrew Brown - Vice President

Dena Koehn - Secretary/Treasurer

Bob Vogel

Jim Philp

Chad Stanton

Joel Barss

Cathy Koehn

Andrew Greenwell

Luke Barnett - Director

 

Mission Statement: 

We provide resources to learn marketable and measurable skills that are valuable in both a personal and professional capacity.

 

Vision Statement:

Striving to be the top woodworking education resource in the world.

 

 

 

 

Core Values:

a.       Openness

“Members of the woodshop will be open to all ideas and interests”

b.      Empowerment

“We must provide encouragement to all woodworkers at all times”

c.       Fellowship

“Members will sustain a friendly association with other members and woodworkers”

d.      Craftsmanship

“We will strive to only teach and preform the best work possible”

e.      Inclusivity

“We will encourage anyone and everyone to be a part of the woodshop”

f.        Transparency

“Members of the woodshop must share knowledge with one another. Members must not keep techniques or trade secrets from one another”

g.       Honesty

“Members are expected to be honest and open at all times”

h.      Safety

“Members must set an example of safe working practices at all times”

 

 

Who Are We?

The SBW is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Adrian, MI and incorporated on April 23rd, 2017. We provide woodworking classes for all ages, Including job training, workforce development and rehabilitation services for Lenawee County residents.

Who we serve?

The Woodshop supports three types of people – students, hobbyists, and professionals. The facility is inclusive and open to all. Some work undertaken is considered pure art, while other opportunities are designed for students to gain employment.

Professional - Accredited Job Training

Michigan based employers are desperate for skilled workers. We offer credentialed and accredited skill based job training for the woodworking manufacturing and construction industry. This benefits the community by offering more educational opportunities that close the skills gap, which produces a highly skilled and credentialed labor force, making Lenawee County attractive for new industry.

Personal Development - Art Classes

We offer project based woodworking classes geared to those in the community who are interested in more personal pursuits in art. Opportunities like this provide a positive outlet for our community, which increases the quality of life. This makes Lenawee County a more attractive place to live and work.   

Independent Study - Co-op Opportunities

Our current capacity allows us to lower the barrier to entry into the world of woodworking by giving community members access to machinery, tools, and shop space. Users then elect studio space under a number of membership options.

Community Outreach

In addition to classes and workshops, we host a variety of after-school activities for junior high and high school students, guest artist lectures, community exhibitions, and internship opportunities. SBW has partnered with local organizations like The Boys and Girls Club, Adult Transitional Services, LISD, Hope Center, Goodwill, and others, to provide personal development opportunities at little or no cost.

 

 

 

Mailing Address: 

652 Budlong St

Adrian MI 49221

 

Physical Location:

2300 N. Adrian Hwy

Building #41

Adrian MI 49221

 
 
 

Equipment

 
  • 14" Delta Table Saw

  • 24" Porter Planer

  • 36" Moak Bandsaw

  • (5) Lathes

  • (3) 14" Band Saw

  • Large hand tool shop

  • 12" Moak Jointer

 
  • 8" Oliver Jointer

  • 19/38" Sander

  • Industrial Shaper Table

  • 14" Radial Arm Saw

  • 8 Woodworking Benches

  • Much More and Rapidly Growing