Woodworking Guild

The Olympia Woodworkers Guild is an organization within Arbutus Folk School that has a mission focused on ‘developing a community of woodworkers‘.

As a group, we meet monthly at the Arbutus woodshop facility. Our meetings consist of social time, announcements, show and tell of member projects, a program/speaker related to woodworking, and a question and answer time. We support Arbutus by informing members about upcoming classes being offered by the school.

Membership has many benefits, not the least of which is access to mentors who have significant woodworking knowledge.


Our next meeting is Monday, July 23rd, 2018, at 6:30 pm.

Our next meeting will NOT be held at Arbutus Folk School.

The meeting will be held in Rainier Washington. Our speaker is Bruno Hervieux of Normandie Woodworks.

The address is:

  • 10915 128th Ave SE
  • Rainier, Wa98576

Map directions are here.  It is about a thirty-minute drive from downtown Olympia. We encourage you to carpool due to limited parking. We also ask that you bring your own chair (and an extra perhaps?).  No show and tell at this meeting due to the time constraint of being out of town.


Upcoming meetings are scheduled as follows (same time and place unless otherwise noted):

  • June 28, 2018
  • July 23, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 24, 2018
  • October 22, 2018
  • December 5, 2018


Please feel free to visit one of our meetings to find out more and decide whether you want to be a member!  You can become a member online at this link.

Sign up for our newsletter by filling in your name and email, then select “Interested in Olympia Woodworkers Guild” in the menu on the right side of this page. ——>

For more information please email Bill Cogswell or call Bill at 360-584-7667.


We also encourage you to visit the Guild Facebook page.