About The Washington Woodworker’s Guild

Since its founding in 1980 the Washington Woodworkers’ Guild’s (WWG) primary goals have been the education of its members in all aspects of woodworking and the promotion of interest in woodworking in the Washington metropolitan area. Efforts toward these goals have taken various forms: demonstrations at monthly meetings; technical seminars by nationally known experts; exhibitions of members’ work; maintenance of a woodworking videotape library; book and tool purchasing programs; and the publication of a semi-monthly newsletter – The Wooden Word.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and sharing of woodworking knowledge among ourselves and our community.

Our Guild enjoys a diverse range of woodworking experience, and we always welcome new members. We offer beginners a friendly, safe environment to ask questions and learn; and for the more experienced woodworker, we offer opportunities to share your knowledge with fellow woodworkers and your community. We are interested in both machine and hand woodworking, and appreciate the beauty of grain. Meetings are held at Goodwin House at Bailey’s Crossroads. Go to our Contact page for directions and get the schedule from the Events page.

Our Members

The Guild has over 120 active members, eighty percent of whom are hobbyists, with the remainder making a living from the craft. Member skill levels vary from novice to professional. Member interests cover all types of wood-working: furniture (modern, antique reproduction or restoration); turning; carving; box making; toy and model making; marquetry; gilding; musical instrument making; antique tool collecting; and environmental health and safety. View some examples of our work.


  • Director At-Large: Stewart Crick
  • President: Jim McMichael
  • Vice President: Bob Kinsel
  • Communications Officer: Jay Christian
  • Treasurer: Len Sirota
  • Wooden Word Editor: Eric Carr
  • Webmaster: Harry Bishop
  • Media Officer: Alex Townsend