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Maplewoodshop Recognized by Fine Homebuilding’s Keep Craft Alive

“He’s not turning the lights back on in shop classes; he’s bringing woodworking directly into classrooms and providing teachers with everything they need to align woodworking with existing curriculum.“

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Your current room can be a woodshop today! We train, equip, and support you to teach our  hand tool woodworking program.

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Our Mission

We are on a mission to teach kids life skills through portable hand tool woodworking! We’re growing a network of teachers and counselors to use their own space to bring woodworking back.

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Our Reach

We know that empowering kids and teachers with engaging content that is easily implemented is key. Our cutting edge program currently teaches thousands of students in seven schools and nine camps across four states… but that’s just the start. Join our community today!



We have empowered over 2,000 children with life skills such as grit, confidence, and creative problem solving!




Many schools have easily and successfully implemented Maplewoodshop into enrichment, electives and curriculum!




We have partnered with camps of all kinds to bring engaging, innovative, and memorable content to countless campers!

“We did it as a club. We started right now an after school club, 75% of middle school has signed up for the club. It’s so big that we don't have enough room for them we put them in three rotations. Our social media is at an all time high with it. You know girls are getting involved, we want to bring life skills back to the children. They’re missing that, they’re missing working with natural elements and building. And this was the solution.”

Natalee Bartlett, Superintendent of Schools East Hanover

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We train, equip, and support you to teach our hand tool woodworking program. Programs include:

✔ Professional development online and in-person

✔ Tabletop Woodworking Stations that turn your tables into a woodshop

✔ All and only hand tools

✔ Project plans with step by step directions aligned to standards

✔ Support and advice



We train your staff to easily implement your own woodworking program making lifelong memories! We’ve partnered with Expert Online Training to conveniently give you innovative content!



We equip your faculty with the tools and the skills they need to easily implement your own woodworking program bringing it back to school!


“With Maplewoodshop, with woodworking, the kids are highly engaged. And they’re engaged in ways I haven’t witnessed before. They are so focused on what they are making. They are so excited.”

April Browne / Head of Arts Asphalt Green