Woodworking for Women

October 14 – October 15, 2023
9 am to 5 pm


The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe space to gain and build confidence in very basic carpentry skills and tool use. Students will be able to get hands-on with many of the tools they would need to complete simple projects and home repairs (ie: shelves, boxes, trim, etc.).

This workshop will provide an introduction to safe hand and power tool use, including skill saws, chop saws, jigsaws, table saws, drills/drivers, layout and measuring tools, chisels, mallets, and hand planes. Emphasis will be on essential tools that are easily accessible – things that can easily be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores. It will include an overview of project planning, material selection, layout, and construction for a simple project. Students will then use those skills to complete a small item to take home (ie: shelf, tool caddy).

Skills and Techniques:

• Safe hand and power tool use
• Project planning
• Material selection

Materials Fee: 25 Paid at the time of workshop.

Special Tools or Equipment:
No tools are required of workshop attendees; however, students are welcome to bring tools they may already own and want to get some guidance and/or practice using. Work gloves are recommended!

Instructors COVID preference: Your instructor reserves the right to require safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop.

Workshop Policies

Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to attend a regularly scheduled workshop is 16 years. We have set this age to ensure a safe, productive, and community-building experience for all of our students. There are no exceptions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact our main office at 603-435-7314.

Student Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.
Registration and material costs will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
A full refund will be made for any amount paid for overnight housing.

Sanborn Mills Farm Cancellations

Each workshop must have a minimum number of students to be held. If Sanborn Mills Farm finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, we will notify students two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop start date. A full refund will be provided to registered students. Refunds for a workshop purchased as a gift will be made to the purchaser only. Sanborn Mills Farm cannot be held responsible for any refunds for travel expenses or for off-site housing expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation of any kind.

Housing & Meals

Please refer to our housing page for more information.


Each workshop has its own safety procedures. Your instructor will review the specific safety requirements at the start of your workshop and throughout your class. Sanborn Mills Farm is a rural setting. If you are allergic to insect bites, please alert your instructor of your allergy and bring an epipen with you. For draft animal workshops or courses requiring time in the woods, be sure to review tick safety procedures from Tick Free NH. We advise students to wear comfortable clothing, comfortable and secure shoes, and consider your personal needs for a day or extended stay.