Dovetail Community Workshop is a membership-based woodworking shop that also offers classes and special events, opening in February 2018. We are located in the Pan American Business Center at 6102 Jefferson St. NE, Suite D.
Our vision is for members to share space, tools, & expertise to create things they love, in a community of makers. Nothing is more satisfying than saying, "I made that." Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on our progress, class enrollment and other announcements.
Dovetail means "to come together." It will be a space for the local creative community to gather, connect, and learn from each other. We'll have classes and special events to help you learn to navigate the machines and build your confidence in your skills. You'll be amazed at what you can do!
The makerspace concept is booming all over the U.S. Here are just a few of the pubilc workshops that inspire us:
- Philadelphia Woodworks - Philadelphia, Pa.
- Community Woodshop - Los Angeles, Calif.
- Makeville - Brooklyn, N.Y.
- BuildMore Workshop - Dublin, Ohio
- Maker Works - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Founder: Erin O'Donnell
Erin is a community builder, making the leap from the world of communications and social media to entrepreneurship. Erin started thinking about forming a community workshop in 2014. She was interviewing small business owners about their companies for BankofAmerica.com, and she had just completed her first furniture refinishing project. That's when she hit on the idea of creating a space for people to build their own projects, with the help and support of a creative community. She has gathered a team of woodworking experts and artisans to bring this vision to Albuquerque.
Erin loves to see old items repurposed and upcycled, because she herself is repurposing her skills into a second career. She believes everyone, and everything, has a second act in them.