About DWC

Club Mission/Purpose

The Durham Woodworking Club is an organization of men and women who are devoted to increasing their woodworking skills and sharing their knowledge and the Club’s resources with each other.  Club members also bring their woodworking skills to the external community through interaction with service groups, charitable organizations, and public events. If you have a desire to meet and talk to other woodworkers, with experience at all levels (turning, scroll-sawing, carving, cabinet making, carpentry, and much more), and to have personal access to a fully functional woodworking shop complete with an extensive library, the Durham Woodworking Club is the place for you. You will benefit from the common bond of friendship, freely shared ideas and knowledge, and the ability to use major woodworking tools owned and maintained by the Club.  Such opportunities are rare in today’s highly commercialized world.  We encourage you to experience the pleasure and satisfaction of membership in our Club.

Club Location and Access
The Durham Woodworking Club is located in the basement of the Simcoe Street United Church , 66 Simcoe Street South , Oshawa . Link to Google Maps.  Access is via the basement entrance off the Bagot Street church parking lot.  The Club’s woodworking shop is open to members Monday to Friday 9am-3pm, excluding holidays. 

The Durham Woodworking Club’s meetings are held in our workshop every Monday at 6:30 PM (excluding holidays) from September to May.  Meetings generally consist of a program that is of interest to all and usually include a guest speaker as well as a show-and-tell segment of our member's recent projects.  Questions or announcements of special interest to your hobby are welcomed and encouraged.  Check our website Calendar for scheduled activities and upcoming topics at our weekly meetings.  As a bonus, from time to time field trips are organized by the Club so members can have “backstage tours” of various local suppliers of tools and wood, or other locations of interest.

The Durham Woodworking Club has approximately 100-120 members.  Our annual membership fee is $60 with a one time initiation fee of $10 to cover the cost of a personalized wooden name badge.  If you would like to attend a meeting before you join so you can see what both our workshop and our meetings have to offer, you are welcome to sit in on a Monday night meeting where you will also have an opportunity to talk to many new and long-time members. 

Contact Information
Rob Peros, DWC President
rperos.DWC@primus.ca or E-mail at webmaster@durhamwoodworkingclub.com