Carpentry For Women Workshop


women's carpentry workshop at Endeavour Centre

Workshop Instructor(s): Jen Feigin & Deirdre McGahern

Entry Requirements – Women only


Have you ever wanted to tackle a carpentry project but don’t know quite where to start? Are you looking to gain more confidence with power tools and workshop techniques?


The Carpentry for Women workshop creates a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, experienced carpenters Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools.



Over two days, you will gain confidence in basic carpentry as you work on a take-home project. There will be plenty of time to practice with tools and to become familiar with terminology. You’ll learn about tool safety, how to choose and buy tools, selecting and purchasing materials for projects, making sketches for projects and choosing non-toxic, healthy finishes.


Small group learning affords lots of time to develop skills and confidence, ask questions and discuss ideas.


Each participant will construct and bring home a pair of unique folding saw horses that can be used as a work platform for future projects or as a base for a desk!


Jen is a builder and designer with the Endeavour Centre. Deirdre is the owner of Straworks, a design-build firm based in Peterborough.


Carpentry for Women workshop fee includes healthy lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available) and course materials. Each participant will bring home a set of folding sawhorses!

Endeavour recognizes all women as women. We just want to be 100% clear that women-only day welcomes trans women.

Also Check out our Construction Skills for Women Course!

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
Early Bird295.00