Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

Mission Statement: 

We provide resources to learn marketable and measurable skills that are valuable in both a personal and professional capacity.


We believe that creativity and continuous learning are essential to healthy human development.  

We provide in-person instruction through a community of the best artists, teachers, and students in the world

Our focus is woodworking.

Who Are We?

The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Adrian, MI and incorporated on April 23rd, 2017. We provide education through the artistry of woodworking.

Who do we serve?

The SBWI supports three types of people – students, hobbyists, and professionals. The facility is inclusive and open to all. Some work undertaken is considered pure art, while other opportunities are designed for students to gain employment.

Personal Development - Art Classes

We offer project-based woodworking classes geared to those in the community who are interested in personal pursuits in art. Artistic opportunities create a positive outlet for our community and increases the quality of life. This makes Lenawee County a more attractive place to live and work.   

Independent Study - Co-op Opportunities

Our current capacity allows us to lower the barrier to entry into the world of woodworking by giving community members access to machinery, tools, and shop space. Users then elect studio space under a number of membership options.

Community Outreach

In addition to classes and workshops, we host a variety of after-school activities for junior high and high school students, guest artist lectures, community exhibitions, and internship opportunities. SBW has partnered with local organizations like The Boys and Girls Club, Adult Transitional Services, LISD, Hope Center, Goodwill, and others, to provide personal development opportunities at little or no cost.


We offer long-term education classes for students who are looking to make woodworking a career. Over the next 5 years, SBW will be greatly expanding this avenue.

Learn more about us HERE.

Mailing Address:
652 Budlong St
Adrian MI 49221

Physical Location:
1375 N. Main St
Building #41
Adrian MI 49221

(517) 759-3070 

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