The Carpentry Club

The Carpentry Club |


NEWS FLASH: We have secured funding for a total refit of the workshop and to launch a program of events. Please come and visit us during London Design Festival (17th to 23rd September) where we will be open M-F from 11am to 1pm and welcome people to drop in, assemble your own LIMBIT toy, make a bottle opener, or help cultivate our verdant Off Cut Tree!


The Carpentry Club is a not-for-profit public maker space specialising in woodwork. It is a curated, safe and social community workshop where professional and hobby woodworkers can use the tools, make a mess and noise, learn or teach new skills and most importantly, make whatever they want.


It is reserved for The Bethnal Green Men’s Shed two days a week. Men’s Sheds offer a relaxed space in which gents can be social and productive. They provide an alternative space in the daytime for blokes who might otherwise be at home or in the pub, bookies, cafe, church or mosque.


Open 10 – 6 Monday to Friday by appointment. Wednesday and Thursday between 10 -4pm is reserved for the Bethnal Green Men’s Shed. Friday is open to visitors, for new members to get inducted and for existing members to get any technical support.


The Carpentry Club is an unsupervised space where members must take responsibility for themselves and their activities.


Subscription rates are from £5 to £25 per month (plus at least £1 donation each visit) depending on your ability to pay and the nature of your project. Day rates are also available.


Contact for more information about the club, about the courses and commissions.


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We have basic woodwork equipment for making, prototyping and finishing, including hand tools, power tools and bench tools. Projects range from bird boxes to theatre props; furniture to architectural models; display cabinets to carved bowls; toys to sculptures.



We currently lack – and would welcome sponsorship of – professional dust and chip extraction; router table; belt, bobbin and random orbit sanders, quality circular / plunge saw with guide rails.



We survive on donations and volunteers and will gladly accept donations of good quality of tools, workshop sundries and materials. As well as money to support the club.