Do you want to work with your hands to make furniture, sculptures, and DIY ideas come alive? Begin your training with the professionals at Rockler Woodworking, a national leading source on woodworking and hardware. Sand and shape a wooden bowl with industrial tools, techniques, and safety gear. Get ready to be showered with “shop glitter” (aka wood dust)! Students should wear high-collared, non-loose shirts and closed-toed shoes. 

*For this program students will travel in The Bridge Bus to an offsite location. They will be going to Rockler Woodworking, located at 15758 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. Must have ‘Permission to Transport’ indicated on Student Membership Application (check your Student Portal to make sure).

**FOR THIS PROGRAM, STUDENTS MUST TURN IN A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S). Students who do not turn in completed waivers to The Bridge Teen Center by Wednesday, July 24th will not be able to participate. To access waiver, please click HERE or email

Program Full   This program is currently full. By clicking above, you will be added to the program wait list.

Important Attendance Policy:

Out of respect to our volunteers, please be sure you can attend the programs you sign up for. Confirmation calls or text messages are made 48-72 hours prior to every program. If you do not respond to our confirmation call within 24 hours of the program, a student on the waiting list will fill your spot. If a student is a "no show" for 2 or more programs, they will be automatically placed on the waiting list for other programs they have signed up for during that semester. 48 hours notice is required for all cancellations.