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  • Art exhibitions featuring furniture and woodworking
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Woodworking Hobby and Industry Trade Shows

Note: Events in this category are not sponsored by the Des Moines Woodworkers Association. These listings are provided as a convenience and should not be considered an endorsement by DMWA unless otherwise noted.

Weekend With WOOD 2019 is the seventh annual educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more. You choose your own slate of ten 90-minute class sessions from more than 50 subjects. Tuition: $595.

For more information: www.weekendwithwood.com/about

Event Date May 17, 2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date May 17, 2019, 5:00 pm
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Weekend With WOOD 2019 is the seventh annual educational conference for woodworkers of all skill levels, held in the shops and offices of WOOD magazine, 1716 Locust Street, in Des Moines, Iowa. All classes are taught by expert woodworkers including George Vondriska, Jim Heavey, Jeff Miller, the WOOD editors, and many more. You choose your own slate of ten 90-minute class sessions from more than 50 subjects. Tuition: $595.

For more information: www.weekendwithwood.com/about

Event Date May 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date May 19, 2019, 12:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2019 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 17, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 17, 2019, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2019 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 18, 2019, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2019 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 19, 2019, 5:00 pm
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AWFS stands for the Association on Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers. The AWFS Fair is held every two years, and is one of the largest trade shows in the world for the woodworking and furniture industries.

From the AWFS website:

The 2019 AWFS Fair will feature North America's largest gathering of woodworking equipment and technology, as well as the largest selection of hardware, tooling, components, power tools, manufacturing software, lumber, panel and construction material as well as an endless array of supplies for furniture, cabinet, millwork manufacturers and custom woodworking shops of all sizes.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and AWFS®Fair is the guaranteed place to see them. A New Product Showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and give you a complete look at what’s available now to help you stay current and competitive. Click here to view the floor plan and exhibitor list.

Get smart—and stay that way. AWFS®Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance your business—and your career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.  Click here to see the seminar program. (Seminars will be published in Spring 2019.)

Expand your network and strengthen your connections. Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to meet with other woodworking pros and share ideas, advice and connections that can help improve your operations—and your profits.

Cost is $30 to all attendees who pre-register by June 27, 2019. After this date and onsite the registration fee is $50.  This is for exhibit hall pass only. College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars are $75 a la carte by June 27, or $95 each after June 27 and onsite. A CWWK seminar “day pass” is also available. Learn more information about the CWWK program pricing here, and the Woodworking Network Symposia here.

Event Date July 20, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date July 20, 2019, 2:00 pm
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For volunteers to help in the wood project section of the Iowa State Fair:

Volunteers would help exhibitors fill out entry tags, assist with carrying in projects, if asked, and help prepare for the judging on Sunday.

Event Date August 3, 2019, 7:00 am
Event End Date August 3, 2019, 5:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 9, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 9, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 10, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 10, 2019, 9:00 pm
Categories Community