Weekend With WOOD 2019 is SOLD OUT!


May 16-19, 2019 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.

You do it right!! I’ve attended dozens of conventions/conferences both as a registrant and an exhibitor. Yours ranks at the top of them all.
— 2018 attendee


Your $595 tuition includes:

  • Ten 90-minute sessions of 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

Each year the swag bags get better and we all look like kids on Christmas morning.
— 2018 attendee
I might come back just for the food - it’s that good!
— 2018 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.

So much to LEARN, and so much knowledge shared—a wonderful and productive environment. I will be returning!!
— 2018 attendee
After the first session, I knew I would be coming back next year. Meeting with people from all over the country, the help given by the presenters, the information that was given... It was the best weekend I have had in a long time.
— 2018 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.

This was my fifth time and I start looking forward to the next year’s event as soon as I leave this one. Where else can one go to find the quality of instruction in one place over one weekend? I’ll answer that: Nowhere else!
— 2018 attendee

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 2019 Weekend With WOOD Spouse Event ($295) includes historic tours, food and gardening classes, and much more.

I had a lot of fun during the event. I kept telling my husband that I got the better end of the deal—he was stuck in a classroom while I was out having fun!!!
— 2018 Spouse Event attendee
What fun!!! Thanks for doing such a great job planning so many wonderful events. I enjoyed everything so much.
— 2018 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?

I actually walked from the Marriott a couple of times and it really is a nice walk.
— 2018 attendee