The Guild is made up of Professional Woodworkers who want to establish and preserve a standard of excellence in their craft by sharing information, resources, technique and provide mutual help.
What our members say about the Guild!
I’ve been a member of the Guild since moving my business and family to New Jersey in 2009. Being a member has helped me establish and grow my business as well as make new friends who share my passion for woodworking.
Want to see more of Tyler’s work visitTyler C. Merson – Guild Secretary
Since joining the Guild in 2001 it has proven to be not only an educational experience but a profitable one. Collaborating with other members and seeing how they set up for their shop has been invaluable. I have utilized them for their special skills, e.g curved crown, veneer layups, CNC work and they in turn have come to me for 32MM flat panel processing, edge-banding, CAD Design. The biggest thing in LIFE is knowing that I don’t know it all yet….
Thomas Charles Cabinetry Cabinet Making for 35Yrs.+Thomas Casale
I joined the Professional Woodworkers Guild in 2008 and quickly realized its professional and personal benefits to me. The meetings are both informative and relevant. I enjoy the ability to exchange wisdom with professionals and enthusiasts.
Guild Treasurer since 2013 and of owner ofGiacomo A. Cocchiara – Guild Treasurer
As an serious amateur woodworker, I find that having the ability to meet with professionals in the field helps to boost my own skill level. As well, the demonstrations that the Guild arranges at our monthly meetings provides yet even more opportunity to increase my skills.
Lastly, I find that the guild members are just a friendly group that I enjoy spending time with.Bart Goldberg
I was a bit anxious at first about joining the guild since woodworking is my passion and a great hobby, but I’m not a professional. However, I was greeted with a warm welcome and I’ve learned a ton of stuff at these meetings. The Guild is a great bunch of guys and gals who are happy to share their knowledge with an open and collaborative spirit. It’s very interesting to visit wood shops around the area and see what tools and setups people have. I can honestly say I’ve learned something new at every meeting.
As a beginner woodworker I was eager to learn and consume as much content as possible and I found that joining the guild has exposed me to the work of true craftsmen. I look forward to the monthly meetings and have come to rely on the resource that the guild offers.Jamie McGannon – Guild Web Developer
As a founding member of the guild I have witnessed its evolution from day one to the present. It was established to create a forum wherein we could visit each others shops, discuss issues such as pricing, tools, employees, vendors, as well as share our knowledge through seminars and demonstrations. As such it’s been an enriching experience for me and I’m certain many of the other members as well.
Vice President of the Guild
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