We're excited to provide members a new platform of exposure. We have the space to double our membership numbers and now have a limited access Community membership category. We will be populating information from more members over the next couple weeks in order to better reflect the twenty five members which keep the Garage running.
Philip Krain: Garage Steward
My job as the Garage Steward is to help members and the community enjoy working and meeting at the space. The list and range of responsibilities is endless. Most times, I'm fixing up the building, working on our tools or supporting members. When given the opportunity, I love to do marketing and coordinate events that would be enjoyed by those in the community. If you have a question, just ask!
Amos Clapp:The Market Mule
Amos is a full time fabricator that is always creating, fixing or building something. His Market Mule, wooden bike panniers are as Portland, as it gets. Maybe it's time you checked out their video and got yourself a set.
Michael enjoys the challenge of precision fabrication. He single handedly enhance the accuracy of each individual's accomplishments with our assembly table and reference equipment. His series of walnut rocking chairs were assembled using only joinery and were easily worth the thousands of dollars commissioned for each one.
John Henry Souza Woodworking
Custom woodwork that meets your needs, built to last a lifetime. Working out of Portland, OR I enjoy using local and high quality materials. Contact for quotes, questions and estimated delivery date. "I will be there... and I will be square"
Chelsea Snow:Founder of Snow Made
Chelsea is the founder of Snow Made, wholesalers of handmade gifts and paper products. Designed and produced in Portland, OR, our products are often witty, sometimes heartfelt and occasionally offensive. We utilize hand drawn illustration and text along with a laser cutter to create thoughtful keepsakes that serve as everyday reminders that we are all human, and we all need to stay connected. Our products make you feel good, remind you that you are loved, and that everything is (probably) going to be fine.
Mark TydemanLive Edge Slab Tables
Mark creates furniture art from salvage and harvested live edge slabs, trunks, round cuts and branches. No part of the tree is wasted through his detailed and creative process. His current inventory includes redwood slabs, some with rings showing hundreds of years old. His pieces range from $400 to $5,000.
Jacob Schaeperkoetter-Cochran:Young American
Jack Bartholomew MarsoGarage Comedy Open Mic Night MC and Jack of All Things
Jack isn't just funny. He's comedian funny, which is why he's hosts a regular Comedy Open Mic Night at The Garage. If you've got some quips or want to hear some of the local talent, stop on by. btw. He's also a multi-medium artist that knows how to collaborate, design, fabricate, fix or facilitate just about anything one can throw at him.
Kurt Chambers:Cascade Guitar Cabinets
Cascade Guitar Cabinets combines 30 years of cabinet building and a love of music to bring you the best possible speaker. It's the most unique looking and best sounding 1x12 on the market. We're happy to customize your cabinet to suit your style whether it's home, studio or on stage. More importantly these cabs sound like nothing you have heard before. Built out of a uniquely coated, void-free Birch plywood, nothing sticks to it...not even sound. So your killer tones project better than ever.
Andrew Auch:Root Down Woodworking
Andrew began working in the trades back in 1999. Apprenticing under Robert Auch a local designer and builder of high end custom homes. Working on small remodels to ground up large residential jobs Andrew has a knowledge and understanding of what goes into creating quality and craftsmanship that will withstand the test of time.
Julia BonnheimLiving Walls
Julia has been working with natural materials for the last six years and is part of a collective of other builders called Clay Play, which facilitates bringing earthen projects into schools. June was the natural building coordinator for the Village Building Convergence for four years, and co-facilitated the Natural Building Colloquium of 2013. Though she often works alone, June also enjoys collaborating with other skilled artisans, learning and sharing with them.
Deborah and Hillary MurphyThe Grate Plate
We are a mother and daughter family business! We make our plates together using stoneware ceramic and lead-free, food safe glazes. Our unique design took over a year to create, and through trial and error, we believe we have created the best grating surface that doesn't hurt your fingers. From our hands to yours, we hope The Grate Plate makes cooking quick, easy, and most of all... fun!
Samantha Bechtel:Artist, Events Manager, Social Media Party Coordinator
Sam is a maker of many things, including our First Friday events. This includes booking bands, artists as well as social media and personal promotions. She is also the co-director of Hedron Education and an employee of OMSI. Her offtime is spent working on a line of nature based designs rooted in organic mandala energies. These designs are transferred to t-shirts, cards, custom tables and other mediums through printing and laser cutting.
Chuck McConnell:Member, Advisor, Storyteller and Fiddle Player
Chuck has been a standing member of the community since 2014. His background includes director's roles at NPR, service in the Peace Corps and years of volunteering to assist a variety of causes. He currently volunteers his time at OMSI as well as mediating in the courts. On his off hours, Chuck is active in the story telling community and plays the fiddle and jug every chance he gets.
Alex J. Anderson:Jackalope Wood Workshop
https://www.jackalopeworkshop.com/ He likes to make stuff, sometimes it's all he think about...
The City Repair Project
City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. City Repair has accomplished many projects through a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.
Jon Kuniholm:Founder of the Open Prosthetics Project
https://openprosthetics.org/ Open Prosthetics (OP) is a web-based education and collaboration initiative of the Shared Design Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. We are dedicated to facilitating crowd-sourced curation of information and collaboration in the field of prosthetics and coping with missing body parts in general. OP was created and has been maintained with the hope of producing useful innovations, and of creating an environment conducive to the creation of such innovations: the "adjacent possible"
Dale FriesenhahnTimber Tantrums
Dale is an accomplished individual. His background includes high end workmanship as a general contractor, plumber, carpenter, craftsman, musician and artist. Timber Tantrums uses reclaimed wood to create unique, grounded, heirloom furniture with a touch of modern simplicity.
Cristian Cante Woodworks
Independent general contractor and cabinet maker