Wood Shop Orientation

If this training session is full, please sign up for the next Wood Shop Orientation is scheduled for April 13th. 

This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines.

About the Instructor: Alex has been enjoying woodworking and carpentry since 2012 when she took the Pre-Employment Carpentry Program at the Yukon College. She has taught shop courses as well as built her own small home. She thinks learning is lit.

This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Maximum 5 participants

Women in the Woodshop

This workshop is hosted in partnership with the City of Whitehorse.

Learning woodworking skills with other ladies! Join us in the wood shop with Yukon Women in Trades and Technology for this partnered workshop on building small wooden boxes.  This workshop will take you through the safety and steps of creating this piece.

About the instructor: Cassandra Galbraith is a 3rd year carpenter apprentice and the Acting Program Coordinator for YWITT. She loves building things!

Register online through the City of Whitehorse Recreation & Facilities Services Online – Barcode 67615

Women Woodworking: Cutting Boards

Learn woodworking skills with other ladies! This workshop will take you through the safety and steps of creating your own beautifully crafted cutting board. You’ll learn to design, cut, laminate, and finish your own completely unique and durable cutting board.

About the Instructor: Alex has been enjoying woodworking and carpentry since 2012 when she took the Pre-Employment Carpentry Program at the Yukon College. She has taught shop courses as well as built her own small home. She thinks learning is lit.

Please note: this workshop takes place over two days from 11-2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Cost: $120 for YuKonstruct member, $150 for non-members

Max: 5, Min: 4

Eventbrite - Women Woodworking: Cutting Boards

Cool Tools- YWITT After School Skilled Trades Courses

Starting in January and running until the end of March, YWITT (Yukon Women in Trades and Technology) will be facilitating an after school, skilled trades courses in the YuKonstruct wood shop. This program is for high school girls from grade 8-12. The sessions will run on Mondays after school and will explore either Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Tiling, or Fabrication Technology.

Since these workshops will happen on Mondays, it will not affect members since our shop is closed to members and public on Mondays. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Cool Tools- YWITT After School Skilled Trades Courses

Starting in October and running until the end of November, YWITT (Yukon Women in Trades and Technology) will be facilitating an after school, skilled trades courses in the YuKonstruct wood shop. This program is for high school girls from grade 8-12. The sessions will run on Mondays after school and will explore either Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Tiling, or Fabrication Technology.

Since these workshops will happen on Mondays, it will not affect members since our shop is closed to members and public on Mondays. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Our New Instructables Woodworking Club

YuKonstruct will be hosting a woodworking instructables club!
 We will be following along with the Instructables Woodworking Class, learning together as we complete one DIY project per month.
This club is a great whether you’re new to woodworking or just want to solidify your understanding of the woodworking basics! Plus you get to create and learn with other members and go home with neat DIY projects!
The woodworking instructables club is not a workshop. Members can join and go through the lessons by themselves and everyone gets together to figure things out with the group. The intention is to go through the lessons independently and make the projects and learn skills together. There is no YuKonstruct instructor, we are learning together from the lessons put together by instructables.com.

Here’s what you should know:
  • Participation in the online classes and hands-on collaborative learning is FREE to YuKonstruct members. There will however be a registration fee for each project to cover the material costs.
  • YuKonstruct will host one project per month and will supply the materials for each project. This club will run for a total of 7 months (7 projects).
  • Members should sign up a week ahead of time to secure a spot. Register for the club session (project builds) through YuKonstruct’s events calendar. An Instructables premium account is required to take the classes -YuKonstruct members without the premium accounts will be provided with them after signing up for a project.
  • You may join for all the lessons and projects or choose just one.
  • Members are responsible for going through all previous lessons ahead of time and ensuring that they know the skills needed to do the project.
  • There is no guarantee that the project will be completed within the time-frame — you can keep all of the materials, and will have the step-by-step instructions from instructables to continue on your own.

Stay tuned for the upcoming club nights on our events page. Our first project will be Yard Dice!

Questions? Email [email protected]