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2023 Place to Learn How to Be Your Own Carpenter

Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Looking for a new hobby that makes you feel like you’ve actually accomplished something? Try a beginner class at this Germantown nonprofit. The workshop starts small — like, pencil-case small — but the skills acquired are applicable across the woodworking spectrum. From there, take a learning-series course to master the craft’s tools and techniques; you’ll be making your own furniture in no time. (Okay, it will probably take a long time.)

5212 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144;