The DIY Joint FAQ
At The DIY Joint®, we want you to be as informed as possible in reference to our woodworking classes in the NJ and NYC areas. We have a variety of woodworking courses to offer so if you have some apprehension clouding your interest, please don’t be intimidated! We will both empower and challenge you, but we’ll never leave you out to dry. If you have additional questions surrounding how our open studio process works, our space, or our equipment list, feel free to peruse. Otherwise, you can find answers to our frequently asked questions below!
Where are you located and what is the best method of transportation to get there?
Where are you located and what is the best method of transportation to get there?
Our address is 600 Palisade Avenue, Union City, 07087 NJ. We are only 2.1 miles from the Hoboken PATH station, 11 minutes walk from the 9th street Lightrail Station. If you are coming from the NYC, Bus 123 is will take you to the Palisade Ave. and 7th street bus stop, which is right infront of the building, in 19 minutes. If you are driving, building parking is available for short term parking. There are 2 parking lots that you can use both. There is also plenty of street parking.
Absolutely! Our NYC woodworking classes are designed with the beginner in mind. Unless stated otherwise in the class description, classes are open to all skill levels, including beginners. In fact, the majority of our students have never tried a woodworking project, so you’re in good company!
If you want to a beginner and would like to pick up a new hobby, consider Introduction to Furniture Making Class. In this multi session class you will learn about the power tools, hand tools, joinery and gluing techniques, sanding and staining. You will complete a piece of furniture to show off your friends and family, made by actual woodworking tools. If you like to continue your journey, consider Open Studio Certification to become a member and use the Open Studio.
If you are looking for a casual, fun activity for you and your friends, consider the “DIY” classes such as DIY – Midcentury Table. In this one session, fun class, you would make a piece by using power tools and hand tools and take home a nice small table. You can bring your snacks and refreshments, make a fun date night and show your skills.
If you want to get into the magical word of woodturning, join our Introduction to Lathe class. This one day class will take you away from all your thoughts and we guarantee that you will think nothing but the piece of wood turning infront of you. This class is not only fun it is quite relaxing as well. Further, you can take this class with someone special to you to create a new memories and bonding as the class size is only for 2 students. Lastly, this class makes a great Fathers or Mothers day gift.
Do you want to learn carving with a computerized tool, join our CNC class. You will not be able to give up. It is addictive!
Do you have a project in your mind, talk to us for a private class and we can match you with one of our skillful instructors.
Carpentry and fine woodworking are each an art of their own. As such, carpenters may certainly be interested in our fine woodworking classes. To carpenters and others with general woodworking experience, we would recommend the Introduction to Furniture Making Workshop, our most intensive series incorporating milling lumber, joinery, and glue up techniques.
When visiting or working in the Joint, please wear shop appropriate clothing. Closed-toe shoes and fitted clothing are required. Tie back long hair and remove all loose jewelry and rings before operating tools and equipment.
All materials and safety equipment, including eyewear and ear muffs, will be provided. However, students are strongly encouraged to bring disposable or reusable face dust masks. Students are also encouraged to bring a bottle of water and small snack to class.
Attendance to all sessions of a workshop series is required. However, if a student misses a session, the student must schedule a makeup time with the instructor prior to the next scheduled woodworking class. It is the student’s responsibility, not the instructor’s, to coordinate a makeup date and time. Makeup rates are $130 per hour and subject to change at any time without notice; it will generally take less time to complete the session one-on-one than with the entire class. Cash or check (payable “BBK Creations LLC” dba The DIY Joint®) must be collected at the end of the makeup session; we can also charge your credit card in your account for makeup fees. Students who do not schedule a makeup session are not able to participate in the remainder of the series and forfeit their spot and all monies paid for the workshop.
Unless otherwise stated in the class description, students must be 16 years or older to participate in a workshop or access open studio.
Occasionally we offer woodworking workshops for students younger than 16 years old. If a parent would like to schedule a private lesson, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay informed about kids woodworking classes, we encourage parents to sign up for our newsletter on our homepage.
To become an open studio member, you must complete one qualifying class, Introduction to Furniture Making, and one qualifying workshop, Open Studio Certification. Please note, the DIY Joint reserves the right to reject your open studio qualification if you do not demonstrate the skill and experience after qualifying classes and workshops. Your instruction would have the final approval authority to approve or reject your open studio qualifications. The DIY Joint also reserve right to remove your open studio access anytime.
Private parties and events are an exciting way to connect with friends, family, and coworkers. Prior to the event, we will work with you to plan the perfect project for your group. Bring your own snacks and beverages, and even request your favorite playlist. All tools and materials are provided, so participants simply show up and make something awesome. To fill out a private event request form, CLICK HERE.
No way! All class projects are kept at the Joint until the last scheduled session of a workshop series. Once the series has ended, projects left after the last scheduled session are subject to $5 per day storage fee, or may be discarded of unless otherwise agreed upon.
“BBK Creations LLC” dba The DIY Joint® reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes, workshops, or open studio time due to low enrollment or other considerations. No refunds or credits are given for changes to instructors. Communication for canceled and rescheduled classes, workshops, or open studio time is sent by email.
Workshop & Class Cancellation Policy
DIY Joint, LLC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes, workshops, or open studio time due to low enrollment or other considerations. No refunds or credits are given for changes to instructors. Communication for canceled and rescheduled classes, workshops, or open studio time is sent by email.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Purchases for classes & workshops are eligible for a refund in the original form of payment up to 30 days from the date of purchase. Notifications for early class & workshop cancellations must be made by email to email@example.com no less than 14 days prior to the start of the first class or workshop. Enrollments for classes & workshops made less than 14 days in advance of the start date cannot be canceled or refunded. Credit for early cancellations will be applied to your MindBody account to be used at a later date. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in a loss equal to the price of the workshop or class.
Arrivals more than 10 min passed the start time may result in a missed class or workshop. Make-up sessions for missed sessions of a workshop are subject to current private teaching rates ($130/hr); there are no make up sessions for single day classes or workshops. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule make up sessions with the instructor prior to the next class. Late cancellation penalties also apply to make-up sessions and waitlist reservations. No exceptions permitted.
Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full (100%) refunds may be requested up to 21 days in advance of the first scheduled class date. Half refunds may be requested up to 14 days in advance of the first scheduled class date.
OPEN STUDIO (Hourly Packages)
Hourly packages for open studio access are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot receive expiration extensions. All hourly packages activate on the sale date. To avoid penalty, notifications for early cancellations for scheduled studio time may be made by phone or by email up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled studio time. Early cancellations will be credited to your MindBody account. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in a loss of hours from an Hourly Package equal to the number of hours missed. Late cancellation penalties also apply to Waitlist reservations.
Hourly packages for private lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable. Hourly packages expire 1 year from the date of purchase. To avoid penalty, notifications for early cancellations for scheduled private lessons may be made by phone or by email up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled lesson. Early cancellations will be credited to your MindBody account. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in a loss equal to the number of hours missed.
Deposits for private parties & events are non-refundable and non-transferable. To avoid penalty, notifications for early cancellations for scheduled private events may be made by phone or by email up to 14 days prior to your scheduled event. Early cancellations will be credited to the original form of payment. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in a loss equal to the deposit amount.
Contracts commence on the date of purchase. 30 days written notice is due by email to email@example.com in order to cancel your contract. Rates subject to change without notice. Must provide an active credit card for auto payment. Auto payment will be applied one month after the enrollment date. BBK Creations LLC, (DBA The DIY Joint), is not responsible for any stolen, damaged, lost items placed in the storage areas for any reason. Items included in the storage areas are not covered by BBK Creation LLC’s (DBA The DIY Joint) insurance policy. Additional fees equal to the contracted storage fee, are charged for any items placed outside of the designated storage area. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Gift cards are non-refundable and cannot be canceled. Gift cards expire 12 months from the purchase date.
Account credits are non-refundable and cannot be canceled. Account credits expire one year after the credit date.
No classes will be held on New Years Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm class dates during other holidays.
The instructor will notify students by email of any schedule changes due to inclement weather. In the event class is canceled, all class dates will be pushed back by one week. The same missed class policy applies if a student cannot make the new class end date.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) classes are easy, one-day projects for students who want to learn a new skill in just a few hours. DIY classes may be woodworking or other craft-based. Woodworking classes are more intensive than DIY classes, they prepare students to make future projects on their own. Our woodworking classes are usually held in multiple sessions, which allows the student to get comfortable on all the major equipment.