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Learn All About Wood: How to Repair & Work the Different Kinds @ Second Use Workshop

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Date(s) - 3 Mar 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Second Use Building Materials

Second Use Building Materials is launching its spring workshop series, starting with a free wood identification workshop Sunday, March 3, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Learn about the different qualities of hardwoods and softwoods, including cedar, oak, hemlock and fir. Learn what to do with different kinds of wood and how to repair minor damage. Attendees will leave with information about different kinds of glue, oil, finishes, sandpaper and joints.

Long-time Second Use employee, Luke Gentry, will lead the workshop. Gentry learned general carpentry and handymanship from his grandfather, starting at an early age. As an adult he spent a number of years constructing post-frame buildings and working on home remodel projects. He later attended cabinet and furniture-making school at Seattle’s Wood Construction Center and then apprenticed in Japanese-style woodworking. Gentry has worked with salvaged building materials throughout his woodworking career.
The workshop is free, but an RSVP is required. Please contact Elena Velkov at 206-763-6929 Ext. 110 or elena@seconduse.com to reserve a spot. When you get in touch, please include the full name, email address and phone number for each participant.
The location for the training is at Second Use’s brand new facility at 3223 6th Ave. S., in SoDo. The location is on 6th and Horton, just north of the West Seattle Bridge and just west of I-5.  Note, if coming down 1st Avenue or 4th Avenue, you can cut over only on Lander and Spokane St. The site is the former Alaskan Copper building, just south of the Franz Bakery.
For more information contact Elena Velkov, Outreach Coordinator, Second Use Building Materials, Inc., phone:  206-763-6929 Ext. 110, and email elena@seconduse.com.

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