Cabinet Installation Workshop

Cost: $10/person
Location: Second Use Building Materials, 7953 2nd Ave. S

RSVP is required: To RSVP or for questions, call or e-mail Elena Velkov (, 206-763-6929 x13). When you RSVP, please include the name, phone and e-mail of all attendees.

Salvaged cabinets are one of the fastest-selling items at Second Use. This workshop will help take the intimidation out of your kitchen remodel. Learn about the rewards and challenges of salvaged cabinets and help make the installation process straightforward. In this workshop, you will get practical information about the parts of a cabinet, different kinds of cabinets, and what is a bet fit for your project.

Also, check out the West Seattle Tool Library for additional classes and educational opportunities in West Seattle.

Free Workshop on Hanging Doors

Cost: Free
Location: Second Use Building Materials, 7953 2nd Ave. S.

RSVP is required: To RSVP or for questions, call or e-mail Elena Velkov (, 206-763-6929 x13). When you RSVP, please include the name, phone and e-mail of all attendees

Installing salvaged doors can add character and function to any home, but it can also be a tricky task. Pacific Iron’s Building Materials will lead this workshop, giving participants the tools, tips and resources needed to successfully install interior and exterior doors. Instruction will cover shopping for the right door for your space, installing a door into an existing jamb, and installing a pre-hung door.

June Community Forum: Developing Sustainable Tourism

Can West Seattle be a more defined partner to promoting regional tourism?

Alki Beach has been nationally proclaimed a key destination beach, but stewardship is needed to insure it retains its neighborhood flavor as a local playground. A “Sustainable Tourism” approach offers the potential to share with visitors the diverse wonders of our peninsula and help create a vibrant and sustainable economic engine for West Seattle businesses.

We’ll be meeting in the Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon Street, east around the corner from the intersection with California.  Come at 6:30 pm for socializing and bring a light snack or other nibbles.  The program begins  at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. Continue reading “June Community Forum: Developing Sustainable Tourism”

Power Tools 101: Tool Library Begins Safety, Training Classes

Loose your fear, not your fingers!

Join your friends and colleagues at the Tool Library Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for the safety and training course Power Tools 101.

The Tool Library is holding these classes again on Saturday, June 18th, also from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Join instructor Amy Ecklund, as she welcomes you in to the basics of using small powertools such as circular saws, jigsaws, power drills, impact drivers, nail guns, and miter saws (also called chop saws).

In the second half of the class, you’ll demonstrate what you’ve learned by building a take-home, cedar planter box. After the class ends at 11:00 am, all participants will also have the option to be walked one-on-one through a number of larger tools such as the bandsaw, tablesaw, and router table

This class counts as the required safety credit at The Tool Library’s Community Workshop. RSVP to The Tool Library at to sign up. Course fee is $20.

The Tool Library is located in the rear of the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, at 4408 Delridge Way SW, opposite the Delridge Community Center.