People use the Make Salt Lake wood shop to build all sorts of amazing projects. Whether you are brand new to woodworking, or a seasoned professional, Make Salt Lake will have something for you. Our members regularly use the space to build things like kitchen and van cabinets, bathroom vanities, furniture, skateboards, chess sets, cups and bowls, cutting boards, clocks, etc. You name it and someone has probably made one at MSL.
The space is becoming the destination for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Because of this, the wood shop was starting to feel a little crowded. After getting feedback from many of our members, it was decided that the shop needed an overhaul. New workbenches were built, some shelves were removed, wood clamps found a home on the wall instead of a large space-hogging rack, and a reimagined storage space for plywood and projects was erected. This dramatically opened up the shop; it now feels a lot roomier and can accommodate several more people working at the same time.
The woodshop is also set up to make working with and around fellow members as easy as possible. In addition to the large outfeed table for the table saw, the shop has 4 undesignated workbenches. The largest is a 4’x8’ table perfect for large constructions and bigger projects. There are also 2 smaller 3’x6’ work benches near the clamp rack making them perfect for glue-ups, and a smaller 18” deep bench along the wall for hand work. The shop also has 2 swamp coolers for hot days and a large heater for chilly days.
The wood shop has a wide array of large tools that can handle full sheets of plywood with ease. Our SawStop table saw is surrounded by 42 square feet of table, making it easy to maneuver plywood. Our chop saw, jointer, planer, lathes and sanders make solid wood construction a great option as well. We’ve even got a brand new set of handheld power tools including drills, sanders, jig saws, routers and a biscuit jointer to help make your project really come together.
Many of our hand tools were recently replaced with a unified set of Milwaukee hand power tools. This allows for compatible batteries and other conveniences that help make your time at the space more productive.
The Woodshop Community is one of the most prolific at MSL. Our members build everything from furniture, to skateboards and everything in between!