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Making for a cause


An unforgettable experience where craftsmanship meets philanthropy. This two-day build-off event brings together the best and brightest in the woodworking community for a friendly building competition followed by a giveaway for charity.

Makers at the PhilanthroMake event applying Rubio Monocoat to a wood table

Giveaway for charity

The causes

But it's not just about the competition. We believe in giving back to the community, which is why the projects created during the event will be used in a giveaway where participating brands will match $1 for every entry. Donations will support Aynimundo and the Katz-Moses Woodworkers with Disabilities Fund. By participating in our event, you will not only be part of an exciting woodworking challenge but also contribute to meaningful causes that make a difference. Learn more about each cause using the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the event located?

We are thrilled to announce that the next event will take place at the prestigious Austin School of Furniture in Austin, Texas. This exceptional venue provides the perfect setting to come together and showcase your talent. Immerse yourself in an environment brimming with creativity, collaboration, and craftsmanship.

Who can participate?

Whether you're an experienced woodworker, an aspiring craftsman, or simply passionate about the art of woodworking, our event welcomes everyone.

Unfortunately, we have limited space and can't have everyone participate. That said, everyone is encouraged to signup for consideration for an extraordinary weekend of craftsmanship, collaboration, and compassion as we come together to create, inspire, and give back.

How much does it cost to participate?

To ensure that participants can fully immerse themselves in the event, we provide an all-expenses-paid trip (excluding plane flights). Basically, you get here and we take it from there until the end of the event.

You can focus on honing your skills, connecting with fellow woodworking enthusiasts, and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere while contributing to a great cause!

Is there a signup deadline?


For the event beginning Oct 18, 2023, the signup deadline is Aug 10, 2023. Invites will be sent approximately 1 week after the deadline.

If you miss the deadline, you can still signup for future event consideration.

Can I donate directly to a cause?

Yes, please visit Aynimundo or the Katz-Moses Woodworkers with Disabilities Fund for support options.


Woodworking plans donated by Cascade Create

Friendly competition

Each participant will receive swag, but the team who's project receives the most entries for the giveaway will not only get bragging rights, but items from the sponsors as well.

Signup for PhilanthroMake

Signup for consideration at a chance to unleash your woodworking prowess while making a positive impact. By participating, you not only have the opportunity to showcase your skills but also contribute to meaningful causes through a giveaway of the projects created during the event.