May 18–21, 2017
WOOD Magazine Shops
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa


42 subjects to choose from. 15 expert instructors.
One amazing woodworking experience.


North America’s best woodworking educational event is back for another year, with new classes and instructors. Join us in our classrooms and shops in Des Moines, Iowato sharpen your woodworking chops and talk shop with fellow woodworkers from all over the country. Learn more about Weekend With WOOD.

This was my first Weekend With WOOD, and I compliment the entire WOOD team and instructors on a fabulous weekend.
— 2016 attendee


Your $545 tuition includes:

  • Inspiring, informative woodworking instruction taught by the world’s best woodworkers
  • A swag bag stuffed with woodworking goodies, including the Complete WOOD Magazine Digital Archive on USB drive.
  • Buffet-style lunches
  • Optional events for you and your spouse

Find out more.

I have attended many conventions, business, and trade events. Rarely have I experienced one that was as well thought-out and ran as smoothly as Weekend With WOOD. Thanks to all who were involved.
— 2016 attendee

From basic joinery and finishing fundamentals, to dovetails and cabinetmaking, to fine furniture techniques such as wood bending, veneering, and inlay, Weekend With WOOD classes give you the know-how and confidence to challenge yourself. Check out the class selection.

I’ve been building cabinets for more than 30 years, and I’ll now be making them the way I learned at Weekend With WOOD.
— 2015 attendee

With more than 250 collective years of woodworking experience, you’ll learn techniques, tips, and tricks from the best woodworkers in the business. Meet the masters who will teach you at Weekend With WOOD.


All class and no play makes Jack a dull woodworker, so we’ve included optional events for you to network with fellow attendees and WOOD staff, get some hands-on tool time, and shape up your shop with new tools. 


While you’re getting schooled in woodworking, we can entertain and educate your spouse. The 2017 Weekend With WOOD Spouse Event ($245) includes historic tours, food and gardening classes, and much more.

My wife really enjoyed the spouse events. Driving out of town Sunday we were already looking forward to next year when we both want to come back.
— 2016 attendee

The Des Moines Marriott is the official hotel of Weekend With WOOD, and we’ve set aside a limited number of rooms for attendees at a special rate. Why stay at the Marriott?