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"Wood That Works has elicited skills from young people that they had never dreamed of and has enabled us to demonstrate this self-belief can be applied in other areas"
Islington Youth Worker.
Beyond the Workshop by Wood That Works
We are passionate about building supportive communities and thoroughly enjoy helping our neighbours, whether it be a bit of free practical advice or actual hands on work, we always
welcome local people to come ask us.
As a social enterprise, Wood That Works welcomes the opportunity to use our carpentry skills to generate funds that ensure we can continue to offer subsidised classes for local children and adults from low income households. We have collaborated with Back Yard Cinema, Kentish Town City Farm, Islington Rose Bowl Youth Hub and North London Upcycle Convention.
If you are a local school or business and would like to find out how we can help you please email us directly.
Waterlow Park Tree Display Project
In March 2023 we were asked by Waterlow Park to make them some wooden stand alone display trees. Local children have been making ceramic decorations these are going to be hung on the trees to be displayed in the park
In spring 2023 we were asked by the Priest at Brookfield Church, Father Damien to create a wooden base with wheels for the church lectern to site on so it could be moved around more easily, as the lectern is extremely heavy. It was one of those jobs that looked like it should be quite straightforward, but turned out to be a bit trickier than we thought, but we do enjoy a challenge and everybody was very happy with the end result.
In November 2022 we had the opportunity to deliver a six week course to some of the amazing students at The Harington Scheme.
The students were so inspiring and they created some wonderful things out of wood while learning new skills. The course ended
with a magical snowy walk around Highgate Cemetery.
York Rise Street
Wood That Works has been proud to be a part of the amazing York Rise Street Fair for years, selling our handcrafted upcycled wooden creations to raise funds to subsidise concession spaces for local children and adults in our woodwork classes. It is most definitely a day of the year where we feel truly connected to our local community.
Snake Park 2022
Initiated by the DPNF (Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum) and supported by ward councillors with part funding from the Camden Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Wood That Works CIC were asked to manage, restore and repaint the well loved snakes for future generations. To celebrate the completion of the restoration we had a party for all the local community and invited the children to put their handprints on the snakes.