About NJWA

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings take place on the third Monday of the month at the Allwood Community Church located at 100 Chelsea Rd, Clifton, NJ 07012. The meetings start at 7pm and end at 9pm. Meeting usually include a guest speaker or member presentations. There are also annual activities such as our swap meet, holiday party and member showcase.

Becoming a Member

We’re always eager to welcome new members. If you’re interested in joining, just come to one of our monthly meetings. The first time you attend is free. After that, annual dues are $50. The club has been in existence for approximately 3 years, so we’re still learning and growing and happy to have you join us on our journey. Specific questions regarding the club can be sent to Gordon Creighton at gcreighton@optonline.net (though please be patient in waiting for a reply).

Group Projects

Presently, a group of 7 members are building a portable workbench for the club’s use. The bench is being styled after the Moravian Workbench popularize by Will Myers. It’s a sturdy and portable workbench which can be assembled in minutes. Project lead Bob Sheppard reported that the bench is complete and ready for use at the Somerset show. Here are pictures of the workbench in progress.

Skill Building Sessions

Skill building sessions are an opportunity for members with a particular expertise to conduct hands on classes for other members. The sessions usually take place at a member’s workshop and tend to be held during nicer weather. Here are some examples previous sessions that the club has conducted. 

Activities and Trips

The club has visited the workshops of various craftsman such as George Nakashima and Sacco and Birnbaum. We are currently planning a trip to the Yale University Art Museum where we will tour their collection of fine furniture. Follow this link for more information about activities and trips.