Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to build and fix rather than consume and dispose. We do that by providing affordable access to shop space, the right tools for the job, and small classes led by craftspeople who love to teach.
We believe everyone should experience the satisfaction of working with your hands and being part of a creative community that values craft, sustainability, resource sharing, and resiliency. Our focus on woodworking comes from a passion for this warm, organic and sustainable material and because it is a practical and relatively easy way for beginners to start making.
Started in 2008 with just a handful of classes and a bare bones shop, Makeville has grown into NYC's top venue to learn woodworking and a rare commodity: affordable shared shop space. Our members are a community of craftspeople, artists and makers of diverse backgrounds and skill levels, but we share a common culture of professionalism, shop etiquette and safety. Join us and find out why a shop is so much more than tools and bench space.
119 8th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Community Shop: 2nd floor, Suite 208
Teaching Shop: 1st floor, entrance in lobby
By train: take either the D, F, G, M, N or R train to "9th St & 4th Ave" station (check train schedules--not all trains stop here at all times).
Every day 10am-6pm and Wed/Thur 10am-10pm unless otherwise noted on the Makeville calendar.
We're happy to have visitors--just email or call ahead of time so we know to expect you.