About Us

A Short History

The Michigan Woodworkers' Guild was formed in 1981 by a group of professional woodworkers and incorporated as a Michigan tax-exempt organization in 1982. As experienced professional woodworkers, they believed in sharing their knowledge and fostering interest among those who shared an interest in improving their skills and learning how to express their interest in creating objects with wood.

Over time, the guild expanded to more than 200 active members, developed a monthly newsletter, established a website, and established several service projects. The largest service program is the annual Toys program for the Detroit Children’s’ Hospital.


Our Mission Statements

  1. Encourage and promote excellence in design and craftsmanship in wood.
  2. Educate the membership and the community about the profession and hobby of woodworking.
  3. Engage in community service projects and programs related to woodworking.
  4. Support efforts concerning the conservation of forests, wood, and wood products.
  5. Serve as a clearing house for members and public information about wood, woodworking, and wood products.



We hold general meetings from September through November and January through May. June is reserved for field trips and August is the annual company picnic. There are no meetings in July or December.

Non-members are welcome to attend a general meeting to learn about us.