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!
Our address is 51 Harrison St #A207, Hoboken, NJ 07093. We are a 15 minute walk from the Hoboken PATH station, and a 3 min walk from the 2nd Street Light Rail Station via NJ Transit. If driving, there is a public parking lot across the street at the Hoboken Business Center (50 Harrison St) metered at $2 per hour.
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!
Please see our helpful “How to Choose a Class” chart HERE.
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 $65 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 “DIY Joint LLC”) must be collected at the end of the makeup session; we cannot accept debit and credit cards 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 email@example.com. 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 take at least one qualifying workshop. If a workshop certifies you for open studio, it will be indicated in the class description.
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.
To avoid penalty, notifications for early cancellations may be made by phone or by email up to 14 days prior to the start of the first class or workshop. Early cancellations will be credited to your MindBody account. 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 private teaching rates ($65/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. Classes and workshops are non-transferable. No exceptions permitted.
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 12 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. No exceptions permitted.
Hourly packages for private lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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 7 days prior to your scheduled event. Early cancellations will be credited to your MindBody account. Late cancellations or no-shows will result in a loss equal to the deposit amount.
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.