Woodworkers Guild of America is your go-to online resource for woodworking instruction, ideas, and information – a community where passionate woodworkers come together to express their creativity and master their craft.
At WWGOA, we know that woodworking is more than a hobby for you – it’s a lifestyle. We want to be your favorite place for feeding that passion by learning new techniques, getting inspired by new ideas, and connecting with other woodworkers who feel the same way as you.
What We Do
Our goal is to help you become a better woodworker, and we teach through video. Our instructional videos are taught by friendly, talented woodworking experts who walk you through time-tested techniques and step-by-step demonstrations, providing helpful tips and ideas along the way.
Our website is host to an extensive archive of woodworking videos, with new videos added regularly. You’ll also find interesting articles, project ideas, product reviews, Q&As with expert woodworkers, and lots more. Be sure to follow our social media pages too – these are great places to ask questions, share your stories, and connect with your fellow woodworkers.
Who We Are
Woodworkers Guild of America has been creating instructional video content designed to engage woodworkers with their passion since 2008. In the beginning, we created and delivered the content woodworkers want right to their mailbox in the form of DVDs. Then in October of that year, we decided to create a new channel for that content so passionate woodworkers could enjoy the videos they love from the convenience of an Internet connection. Since then the website has grown to a thriving community of woodworkers, all seeking to expand their knowledge and explore their passion.
Woodworkers Guild of America is one of several brands within our family of video-based websites, including National Quilters Circle, Fix My Hog, RV Repair Club, Classic Car Restoration Club, and many others.
Meet Our Contributing Editors
- George Vondriska
- Ethan Abramson
- Tom Caspar
- Seth Keller
- Bruce Kieffer
- Paul Mayer
- David Munkittrick
- David Radtke
- Sandor Nagyszalanczy
George Vondriska – Managing Editor
George Vondriska has been teaching woodworking since 1986. In addition to teaching classes at his own Vondriska Woodworks School, George teaches at woodworking shows across the country and has taught woodworking for Peace Corps/Swaziland, Andersen Window, Northwest Airlines, and the Pentagon. George has had numerous magazine articles published, from tool reviews to shop improvement projects. Learn more about him and his school at vondriskawoodworks.com.
Ethan Abramson opened the doors on his New York based company, Ethan Abramson Furniture in 2008, founded on the principles of building American made pieces using a blend of classic and modern techniques. His award winning furniture can now be found in stores and museums across the country, as well as featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and many other publications.
Alongside building furniture, Ethan also teaches woodworking classes and gives talks on the industry. His work can be seen at www.EthanAbramson.com
Tom CasparTom Caspar has been a furniture maker since apprenticing to a Swedish cabinetmaker almost 40 years ago. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was for many years editor of Woodwork and American Woodworker magazines. Tom has shared his expertise through more than fifty articles on a huge range of techniques and projects, as well as through reports on tool tests. He has been teaching The Unplugged Woodshop, a 12-week introductory course on hand tools, for 25 years.
Seth Keller designs and builds custom furniture in St. Paul, Minnesota. He sells his work locally and nationally. He studied literature and art at UW-Madison and UNC-Asheville and Interior Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. His furniture skills are mostly self-taught, with the guidance of many mentors. Seth ascribes to the maxim that making mistakes is the best way to acquire knowledge.
Bruce Kieffer resides in Edina, Minnesota, and is a freelance woodworking author, technical illustrator, and custom furniture builder. He has built everything imaginable, including uniquely designed art furniture, Stickley and other reproductions, all types of household furniture and even canoes and a sailboat. Fine furniture and custom cabinets are his specialty. You can see a collection of his work from the past 30 years on his website here!
Paul MayerPaul Mayer lives in Lakeville, Minnesota, where he designs and builds furniture. He seeks inspiration from many art forms and has been taught by the work of others. Paul welcomes new obsessions that lead to unexpected projects, ranging from carved spoons to armoires. Mayer holds a master’s degree in organizational management and has worked as: a director at a Fortune 500 company, a college instructor, and freelance writer. He recently established Vern’s Wood Goods, a retirement business for his father. Woodworkers please feel free to connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/paul.mayer1
David Munkittrick lives in western Wisconsin and has been woodworking as a professional woodworker for 25 years. His property contains an old pig barn that he retrofitted to use as a woodwork shop. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to write numerous magazine articles for various publications on woodworking and home improvement. His passion is to build furniture and cabinets and tell the world of his experiences. He is continually amazed at the breadth and depth of woodworking throughout the world we live in. He sees his job as helping others get the information they need to develop their skills, make wise buying decisions and make their woodworking endeavors a success.
David Radtke is a custom cabinetmaker, woodworker, home design consultant and freelance writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a former Senior Editor of a popular home improvement magazine, he designed and built specialty bookcases, landscape architectural projects and a variety of home improvement projects. He currently designs and builds furniture and writes woodworking articles for woodworking magazines and custom publications. Other projects include writing scripts for The Home Pro television series and making guest appearances on Minnesota Public Radio’s home improvement segments. He enjoys archery, bowmaking, woodturning, canoeing and cycling whenever he’s not standing behind a table saw or sitting in front of the drawing board. Learn more about David at David Radtke Design.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy lives in Bonny Doon, California, and has more than 40 years of experience as a furniture designer/craftsman. He has been a Senior Editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, West Coast Editor of American Woodworker and is currently a Contributing Editor for the Woodworker’s Journal. Sandor is the author and photographer of more than a dozen books on woodworking, tools and home improvement topics and is the winner of eight consecutive NAHWW-Vaughan first-place “Golden Hammer” Awards for his writing and photography. He’s served as a consultant to several major power tool companies and has lectured at woodworking fairs and exhibitions around the country..