Please call, email, or fill out the form below to schedule a one-on-one session or purchase a membership
LOCATION: 12040 Riverwood Drive - Burnsville, MN 55337
HOURS: 7 Days a week 10a - 8p
frequently asked questions
How old do I need to be to work in the shop?
You need to be 18 years of age to work in the shop or take a class by yourself. Anyone as young as 12 can use the shop or take a class as long as you have parental supervision.
Can I bring in and work on recycled lumber?
Yes . . . to a degree. You are more than welcome to build projects using recycled lumber, but you cannot run reclaimed lumber through our planer, jointer, table saw, or wide-belt sander. The reason is that there are usually foreign metal objects in recycled lumber (nails, bullets, wire, etc.) and if those objects hit the blades on our tools, they ruin the blade. Even if it looks like there is nothing in the piece, we can almost guarantee that there is something metal somewhere in the board.
Do I need a reservation to use a tool in the shop?
All of our tools are on a first come first serve basis. We have multiples of most the tools in our shop, so there is typically no waiting for a tool. With that said, if you have scheduled a one-on-one, we will make sure the necessary tools are available to finish your project.
Can I put a finish on my project?
As long as the finish is water based, and you're applying it by hand, you may do so at American Workshop. We don’t allow any spraying of any type of finish at our shop.
Can I store my project at American Workshop?
Yes, you can. If you are in the process of building your project at American Workshop, you may keep it for free in our bullpen area. If you have lumber that you need to store, we have storage available for $3 per day or $35 per month.