FURNITURE, MILLWORK & METALWORK THAT LOOKS GOOD & DOES GOOD. At the heart of Wood Shop you will find people who want to make a difference by creating good furniture. We focus on using reclaimed, locally sourced materials and only environmentally-approved finishes, while providing meaningful employment to people with barriers to employment. When you choose Wood Shop you are choosing to support local community partnerships which prevent waste, create meaningful and inclusive employment, and host training opportunities for folx living with barriers. What's not to love?
In 2014, Co-Founder Chris Nichols asked the question "Could the quality wood materials from deconstruction and renovation be recovered, reclaimed, and remade into something new and provide meaningful employment to people in Vancouver?" With pallets of wood, a community of practice, and a hunger for cooperativism, Wood Shop was born. Over the past 6 years, Wood Shop has grown into a premium, Vancouver-based provider of custom millwork, furniture and metalwork for residential and commercial customers. Our ethical sourcing practices set us apart from most, and our worker-owned cooperative status puts us in the realm of social engineering for a better world. We now operate as a social purpose business providing meaningful and sustainable employment to our workers, while feeding into the larger cooperative movement.
BUILDER / MILLWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER
OPERATIONS LEAD+ CO-OWNER
BUILDER / METALWORK LEAD + CO-OWNER
BUILDER / SURFACE LEAD + CO-OWNER
MARKETING LEAD + CO-OWNER
LASER ENGRAVING LEAD
ARCHITECT +COMMERCIAL DIVISION ADVISOR
COLLABORATIVE SYSTEMS ADVISOR