Welcome to the website of the Atlantic Woodworkers’ Association (AWA).

We are a group of professional and amateur woodworkers dedicated to:

  • Developing skills through self-education
  • Keeping up with the latest woodworking methods and tools
  • Sharing our knowledge with those interested in woodworking
  • Helping the youth of our community to learn the skills of woodworking
  • Serving our community through woodworking.

Formed in 1981, our association is celebrating over 35 years of learning and educating in the art of woodworking.

Please enjoy your visit to our online home. If you’d like to attend one of our meetings to learn more about us, check the events page for our next meeting and we will be happy to welcome you there. For more information, please use the menu links above or send us a message through our Contact page.

What’s New? 

AWA on Facebook

Have you visited our Facebook page?  It is new and not too active – yet – but we plan to be using it for updates and reminders.  Check us out soon and often at facebook.com/AtlanticWoodworkers.


Upcoming Meetings

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month from September to June in the North Woodside Community Centre at 230 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth.  Doors at 6:30, Meeting 6:45-8:45.  Guests are always welcome.

Our next meeting will be:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at our usually meeting place – the North Woodside Community Center.

This month’s presentation will be by member Bill Howes, who will share how he makes Windsor chairs and demonstrate some of the specialized tools that he uses.

Recent meetings

January 9, 2017 – Our presentation for the meeting was a panel discussion on making money from woodworking.  It was an interesting and informative session that offered strategies for using woodworking for fundraising to selling at markets up to having a full scale furniture business.  There were lots of questions from the floor that added to a lively discussion.

December 5, 2017 – Our annual toy drive / holiday social at Lee Valley included a presentation of some new products by Kevin Hurst, Assistant Manager at Lee Valley.  Our show and share for the month focused on donations for our annual Salvation Army toy drive.  See pictures of our collection of toys for donation on our blog page 2017-12-05 Monthly Meeting.