About the Tidewater Woodworkers Guild
The Tidewater Woodworkers Guild is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the tools, equipment, processes, and procedures used in the art of fine woodworking. This web site is intended to introduce you to our guild, provide related links, and dispense information on membership. Our members come together monthly to share and develop woodworking skills.
Tidewater Woodworkers got started in 1980 as an outgrowth of several woodworkers that met for the free seminars held at the (then) Shopsmith Store along Northampton Boulevard, Norfolk. Several homes later, we currently have approximately 70 members who meet at Woodcraft in the JANAF Shopping Center.
Guild meetings are held at 7pm on the 4th Monday of each month, except December, at the Woodcraft Store in the JANAF Shopping Center, Norfolk, VA. We also hold informal gatherings (also referred to as "Benchtop Discussions") on the second Monday of the month at Woodcraft.
TWWWG 2023 Officers
President: Terry Nienaber
Vice President: Chris Zuchristian
Treasurer: Cheryl Davis
Secretary: John Tirey
Immediate Past President: Fran Foster
Chris Zuchristian (Chair)
Dennis Nahorney (Chair)
Terry Nienaber (Chair)
Frequently Asked Questions
Members share experience and skill building tips as part of our meetings and activities; however, we do not provide formal woodworking lessons or courses. Woodcraft, the store that graciously allows provides the space for our meetings does, however, offer an array of superb courses from beginner through advanced. Please see woodcraft.com for more information on available courses and workshops.
We encourage prospective members to attend a meeting and to see the content and rich interactions. By joining, you can participate in Guild activities, including raffles and door prizes (when applicable), community projects, wood milling, tool consignment or giveaways. You'll also be eligible for discounts at Woodcraft and other supporting suppliers, and will receive receive updates on upcoming events and opportunities, as well as our monthly newsletters via email.
The Tidewater Woodworkers Guild meets the 4th Monday of every month, except December, which includes general updates and featured presentation or activity. Our monthly meetings begin at 7pm and are held at the Woodcraft store in JANAF Shoppes near the corner of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Military Highway in Norfolk, VA. We also have informal "Benchtop Discussions" on the 2nd Monday of each month, where members share their current projects and discuss challenges or share lessons learned. View our meeting calendar for information about our upcoming meetings and events.