Weekend With WOOD 2018

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May 17–20, 2018 WOOD Magazine Shops 1716 Locust St. Des Moines, Iowa


The sharpest tool in your shop should be your mind. We'll help you hone it to a mirror edge.


North America’s best woodworking educational event is back for another year, with more classes and instructors then ever. 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.

Sitting with other woodworkers in classes being conducted by experts is a great way to spend a weekend in May. Being at WOOD headquarters with the staff and all the other participants is a priceless opportunity.
— 2017 attendee


Your $565 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.

It’s just so GREAT to get immersed into something I love, exchanging ideas with others of similar love.
— 2017 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.

After reading articles on the subject matter, Weekend With WOOD puts it all together right in front of you. You just can’t beat the live experience!
— 2017 attendee

With more than 300 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 ($295) includes historic tours, food and gardening classes, and much more.

It was my first Spouse Event and it won’t be my last! I think everyone associated with the event went above and beyond to see that all the participants enjoyed the experience. Thanks to all of you for making it so memorable and enjoyable!
— 2017 Spouse Event 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?