Membership: We Have Two Simple Types to Meet Your Needs, Availability and Budget!


How to Get Started:

We’d love to talk with you to help you decide what plan is best for you. Reach out to us however is best for you.  And very important to know — neither membership nor safety certification are needed to enjoy our woodshop classes or private instruction lessons!

New Member Safety Certification:

The safety of our members is our No. 1 priority and will never be compromised. All open-access members, regardless of experience, must undergo our safety certification program before accessing the shop. (It’s not only the safe and smart policy, it’s the policy of our insurer).  Safety Certification is a two-part process, sometimes run in one full day, sometimes broken up between two weekday evenings.  Safety Certification is NOT required for either our woodshop classes or private instruction lessons as our pros are overseeing these participants at all times.

  • Upcoming New Member General Safety Class(es):
    • Sat Aug 17, 10a-6p

Call us to reserve your spot! (267-331-5880) Want to start even sooner? Just give us a call and we’ll see what we can do!

Rescheduling: Allowable only 14 or more days before the start of your first scheduled new member safety class. See our full Reservation and Rescheduling Policy <here>.


Before joining our shop for membership, please be aware that we have a series of policies in place to ensure that we can operate sustainably with many users all enjoying one shop together.  All new members are presented these policies in our Member Manual as well as in our new member safety and orientation classes.  Several policies that we want all prospective members to take into consideration before joining for membership are:

  • Expert instruction is not complimentary with membership dues.  While our staff is happy to answer safety questions whenever free, guidance on woodworking techniques, project planning, etc. from our pros is part of our Private Instruction service for a fee.
  • We have certain materials restrictions and materials prohibitions in place to keep members, staff and the tools healthy. See our full list <here>.
  • Members are welcome to store materials and projects at PW while working on a project, but storage is not free, even for the smallest items.  Storage of items at PW starts at $0.50/day.
  • We have a 3.5% pass-through processing fee on certain credit card transactions including private lessons, lumber, sheet goods and storage fees.  We do not have processing fees for cash, check or Venmo payments. Membership dues and regular price class enrollments paid by credit card do not have this fee.

Membership Referral Bonus:

To Unlimited Members who refer new Unlimited Members we show our thanks with a referral gift! A 3-month commitment earns you a $50 credit towards class tuition, while a 12-month commitment earns you a FREE MONTH!

Please note that this credit cannot be applied toward class materials nor can it be combined with any other sales, promotions or discounts.

Membership Discounts:

For students, fire, police and military (active or retired) who join for Unlimited Access Membership, we waive the entire safety certification cost ($249) with only a 3-month initial commitment!  Membership is month-to-month after meeting the intial commitment.


“I recommend that if you have even a passing interest in woodworking, get yourself right on down to Philadelphia Woodworks and see for yourself what a wonderful experience you have been missing. The facilities are first rate, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the membership and course offerings deliver outstanding return on any investment of time and resources.” -R. Saffer

“This is the perfect place for the novice and the experienced craftsman. The shop is beautiful and well stocked. The staff are inviting and amazingly helpful. I have received tons of attention from skilled furniture makers who take the time to teach and explain. They helped me think through my project and have become invested in my success. The other members are friendly and inviting and are excited to share their ideas. Philadelphia Woodworks is an amazing place.”  I. Sasson

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