The Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild had its beginnings in 1978 when a group of woodworkers met informally to share ideas with others who had a common interest in working with wood. Since that time the guild has grown to include members from all walks of life, both professional woodworkers and hobbyists. Interests of the members include all phases of woodworking from carving, turning, marquetry and cabinet making to finishing and restoration. We welcome anyone with an interest in "woody" things to join our guild.
- a monthly newsletter
- access to the guild's library
- monthly meeting
- demonstrations of various woodworking techniques
- workshops held by guild member(s) or guest instructor(s)
- fellowship with other woodworkers to share ideas and knowledge
- discounts on tool purchases at several Saskatoon woodworking supply stores
- participation in annual Wood Show (not obligated to participate, but offers excellent exposure of your work
The Guild sponsors classes throughout the year (Sep - Jun). A list of these classes is available at any meeting, or by contacting the Education Director (see Contact menu). Classes are open to members only.
The Saskatchewan Woodworkers' Guild library is open to members only. For an up-to-date listing of book titles in the library, please download the pdf list. We also subscribe to a varied assortment of magazines. We hope to update the catalogue of current and past subscriptions soon.
One of the main objectives of the Guild is education. This is achieved through demonstrations and classes held by The Guild on a regular basis. Sometimes, these demonstrations and courses assume a skill set not yet arrived at. The mentorship is designed to help those wanting to learn the basics, as not all woodworkers are at the same skill levels, and we've all been at that starting point somewhere in our life - be it 15 or 75. Members can work one on one with a mentor to pick up some key information, learn basic skills, or even just get some help on where to start that first project. For more information, please contact our Education Director.
For privacy concerns, we do not publish our membership list in any part on this site. Any registered member may obtain an up to date membership list in PDF format via email by making a request to the Membership Committee. No member shall use or provide for use, the membership list for advertising purposes without consent of the Guild executive.
Discount List for Members
Most businesses will give you a discount if you ask them and advise them who you are associated with, and if they don't, you really have not lost anything. The following list of businesses have been specifically contacted and have agreed to offer discounts to members of our Guild. You must show your current membership card prior to the sale being rung in or written up in order to benefit from the appropriate applied discounts. We encourage you to support these local businesses.
Windsor Plywood - 3222 Millar Ave. , Saskatoon. 306-931-1232
10 % Domestic and exotic hardwoods
10 % all wood mouldings
10 % Glues/fillers/nails/screws/sandpaper/brads for air pinners
10 % Cabinet hardware (hinges, pulls, knobs, drawer slides)
10 % Freud saw blades/router bit
10 % Stains and top coats
No discount on dimensional lumber or plywood
Great West Saw – 722C 45th St. W , Saskatoon. 306-652-6858
10 % off sharpening only
Bolt Supply House Ltd 4 – 402 47th Street East , Saskatoon. 306-931-1960
"Preferred Customer Discount" to SWG Members
Adams Lumber - 1944 St George Avenue , Saskatoon. 306-652-5393
10% on all Hardware Items
J & H Builder’s Warehouse - 2505 Ave. C North, Saskatoon. 306-652-5322
Discount depends on type of purchase. Ask for the SWG discount.
Art Placements Inc. - 228 3rd Ave S., Saskatoon. 306-664-3931
10% discount on regular priced Items
Cloverdale Paints Inc. - 2902A Miners Ave., Saskatoon. 306-653-7205
Discounts vary (10 % to 44%) depending on the product purchased.
Days Paints & Design - 701 2nd Avenue N., Saskatoon. 306-244-4721
15% discount on Old Masters Stain
15% discount on Benjamin Moore Paints
25% off all Old Masters, Saman, & Poly Shades items and also all sundry items
Fourth Ave. Vision Centre - Suite 102 - 1114 22nd St. W. 306-242-6424
20% off Frames
10% off Lenses