The Unplugged Woodshop

Canada’s First Hand Tool Only Woodworking School

From the School

Wooden Bike Crate








Wooden Bike Crate

Carry all of your summer things around with you in this elegant bike crate made of Leslieville local elm. Big enough to fit a bag of groceries or a 6-pack and small enough to not be bulky on the back of your bike,

Intro To Hand Tools

You’ll learn the fundamentals of the importance in considering wood selection when working with hand tools. How to choose the appropriate tool for the size of wood you are working. And the fundamental skill that all woodworkers must learn, how to 6 side square a board.

Balcony Planter Box

This simple planter box is a wonderful way to show off your flowers or grow some extra veggies in a small space.  The planter is designed to sit securely on top of a standard 6” wide rail, but will also happily sit on ground level.  

From the Store

Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil

Millie’s All Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil (with beeswax) was developed as a foolproof, easy-to-use, low-toxic, earth-friendly Polymerized Tung Oil that is safe to use on all types of porous surfaces, including unfinished wood such as salad bowls, butcher blocks, cutting boards, furniture, floors, wooden garden tool handles, timber frames and beams.

Tried & True Varnish Oil

Tried & True Varnish Oil is a superior penetrating linseed oil and natural resin finish that is ideal for all interior woodwork; including furniture, flooring, tables, countertops and surfaces that come in contact with food. Varnish Oil is commonly used by woodworkers for easy, wipe-in application to bare wood or overtop an already-stained piece to achieve an even sheen and long-lasting durability.

Alfie Shine Hard Wax Polish

Alfie Shine is a gorgeous blend of the finest waxes, oils and exotic resins, researched and developed by Jim Hendricks for use on his extensive collection of rare and valuable woodworking hand tools.

Minimalist Tool Holster - Limited Stock

Regardless of the shop size, there are always a core set of tools that get used time and time again when making projects out of wood. If your shop is like most, these tools get left in odd places, lost under shavings or like socks in a drier, go missing completely.

From the Blog

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Chair Parts

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From the Studio


Heirloom Quality Furniture

Commission work available.

Custom furniture, made by hand at The Unplugged Woodshop.