Getting Started

If you're just getting started and want to ease into the woodshop, swing by during office hours and let our volunteers introduce you to our space and help you with your project. If you want to come in and use the tools on your own, you'll need to take some classes based on the machines you're planning to use. Even if you already know the machines, we need to make sure everyone's on the same page for upkeep and shop policies.

Check out some of the projects worked on at Nova Labs!


Rediscover the Joy of Woodworking!

Looking for a woodshop in Northern Virginia? Drop in with your ideas during free office hours and our volunteers will be here to help! Whether you're fixing something around the house or building a bird house, we've got a woodshop full of all the tools you'll need to get the job done.

Open Office Hours are on hold. Look for these to resume for members in fall 2020.

  • Wednesdays: 7pm- 9pm
  • Saturdays: 4pm- 6pm