The Dream of Woodworking for a living

Imagine a perfect morning: waking up, grabbing your coffee, and stepping into your workshop where the air is filled with the comforting aroma of sawdust. There, your latest creation awaits, a piece that not only showcases your skill and creativity but will soon become a cherished heirloom for a customer’s family. And the best part? This is your job. This isn’t just a hobby; it’s how you make your living, with a steady stream of projects lined up, all because people value your craft.

It’s a dream shared by many woodworkers around the world. The thought of turning a passion for shaping wood into a sustainable career is tantalizing. Who wouldn’t want to spend their days creating beautiful, tangible works of art and getting paid for it?

But Then, Reality Hits

For most, this dream feels out of reach. The path to becoming a full-time woodworker is strewn with challenges that go beyond the workshop. Having to clock into a day job, one that eats into your crafting time and leaves you drained, all while trying to navigate the complexities of building a woodworking career.

The hurdles are significant:

The reality is, for many aspiring woodworkers, the dream remains just that—a dream, sidelined by the need to make a living through other means.

The Wood Academy Residents Program: A Launchpad for Aspiring Woodworkers

At Wood Academy, we’ve crafted the Residents Program with a unique blend of opportunity, support, and growth for those who are passionate about woodworking and eager to make it a significant part of their lives. Designed for those who wish to balance part-time work with honing their craft, this program offers the best of both worlds.

Here’s What the Program Offers:

Our Ultimate Goal: We want our residents to flourish, to the point where they’re ready to embark on their own full-time woodworking careers. The program is designed to be a stepping stone, a launchpad that propels you into the professional world with a portfolio, a reputation, and a network. We envision a cycle of success where our residents grow to a point where they “leave the nest,” making room for the next passionate woodworker to join our ranks.

Who is the Residents Program For?

The Residents Program isn’t for everyone. It’s for the passionate, the dedicated, and those with a spark for sharing their craft. We’re looking for individuals who:

This program is for those who see themselves not just as woodworkers, but as future ambassadors of the craft. It’s for those who are ready to take a leap, with a bench waiting for them and a community eager to see what they will create and contribute.

If you find yourself nodding along, imagining your place in our workshop, and feeling a surge of excitement at the prospect of teaching and creating within a community that gets it, then the Residents Program might just be for you.

Take the Leap or Pass It On: Your Call to Action

Are you ready to take the step that could transform your woodworking passion into a thriving career? Or do you know someone whose life could be changed by this opportunity?

If You’re Ready to Apply: Don’t let this chance slip through your fingers. Contact us now to request an application form. The Wood Academy community is ready to welcome you, support you, and celebrate your successes. Your workbench is waiting.

If You Know a Perfect Candidate: This could be the moment you help change someone’s life for the better. Share this article with them, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be the catalyst for their dream career in woodworking.

Join us or spread the word, and contribute to a growing community that values craftsmanship and creativity. For applications or more information:

Don’t let dreams remain dreams. Whether it’s for you or someone you know, take the next step towards making those woodworking dreams a reality with the Wood Academy Residents Program.