FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you offer classes?
We do offer one time introductory classes for cub and girl scouts, libraries, and community groups in the local northern New Jersey area. We also offer a short-term residency program to help your kids make a lasting mark on your organization with legacy projects like benches. If you are interested in a more long-term or repeating option, we suggest our woodworking program. We have purchase, lease, and rental options. We equip, train, and support you with everything you need. This allows for your organization to have the sustained impact with woodworking and grow your institutional capacity.
What do you offer for adults?
Unfortunately, we do not offer adult classes or content. We believe the best way to fulfill our mission and vision is to focus on schools, camps, and youth programs. Additionally, our product and lesson plans are best suited for 4th to 8th graders. We typically direct interested adults to the DIY Joint in Hoboken and Wood Joint in Monmouth. They offer adult class and could better serve you. Best of luck with your woodworking goals!
How big is the tool chest?
All our tool chests are designed to fit through any ADA compliant door and stow easily. They measure 36 in wide x 30 in deep x 42 in tall when closed and locked.
Do you offer remote training?
Yes, we do offer remote training. We are a proud partner of EOT! Maplewoodshop has over 30 online training videos covering safety, tool usage, class management, and many projects. We also can provide remote support over the phone or video chat.
Do you do carpentry or repair?
We do not offer carpentry or repair services. However, we do highly recommend codfish park design. They offer fantastic cabinetry, furniture and custom woodworking services.
Do you work with kids with special needs?
We do work with kids with special needs. Maplewoodshop is proud to make woodworking accessible for all. We have done intro vocational trainings with Banyan School and can offer our one time class. Please reach out through this form.
How long is the training?
Training is typically 3-6 hours. We also provide you with access to our online EOT trainings for one year so you can refresh yourself.
What ongoing support do you offer?
We support our partners beyond the first year. We are constantly making new lesson plans to grow with you as you become more advanced and offer new training if you choose to expand your program or have staff turnover. We provide maintenance on workstation parts and can even offer our residency program as a way for you to show off your woodworking program and children’s new abilities.
Is your program safe?
Yes! We have administered hundreds of hours of trainings and lessons and have only had a few minor cuts. We stress safety, have safety signs for you to place around the room, and train the instructor in how to administer safety training for the participants. Most kids are proud to be given the responsibility to use real hand tools and act appropriately. For those who don’t, we have protocol in our training for ensuring a safe class.