ReBuilding Exchange

North Side

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Woodworker Blake Sloane tutors unschooled crafters in how to turn reclaimed pine into projects such as end tables & serving trays

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Promotional value expires Dec 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. May cancel up to registration deadline. Must sign waiver. Class registration is non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, which is why people keep empty tuna cans in their bank safes. Salvage a posh piece with today’s Groupon to ReBuilding Exchange. Choose between the following options:

  • For $29, you get a Make-It/Take-It workshop for one person (a $65 value).
  • For $35, you get a Make-It/Take-It workshop for two people (an $85 value).</p>

ReBuilding Exchange’s staff salvages usable building materials from landfills and tutors resourceful crafters in transforming castoff pieces into treasured items. The schedule of workshops includes the Make-It/Take-It class—a hands-on lesson that introduces simple building techniques. Unschooled furniture-makers cut their teeth on reclaimed pine under the tutelage of creative builders Will Holman and Blake Sloane—featured by re-nest for his woodworking prowess and ability to tell pine from Pine-Sol with a single whiff.

The schedule varies from week to week as Blake leads groups of up to eight in transmuting provided materials by using chop saws and drills to create end tables, lacquering serving trays with a nontoxic finish, and making other projects. Classes are held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the exchange’s woodshop, which doubles as a retirement home for old wooden doors.

Customer Reviews

Excellent instructors and cool facility made for good, clean, educational fun.
Stephen W. · January 6, 2013
Workshop was well organized and informative. Instructor was patient and safety-conscious. Pace was quick, but everyone was able to walk out with a near-complete project!
Nick A. · October 10, 2012
Loved the workshop, teachers were great and fun to be around. Will definitely be back!
Alexandra S. · August 6, 2012
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    North Side

    1740 West Webster Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60614


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