Welcome to the Northeastern Woodworkers Association

Annual Fine Woodworking Show – March 29 & 30
Featuring the craftsmanship of amateur and professional woodworkers. See the gallery of furniture, toys, carvings, turnings, intarsia, musical instruments and much more. Includes: a woodworking competition, a “Toy Factory” for children, experts available to answer woodworking questions, continuous free lectures, demonstrations, vendor exhibits and product sales by national and area businesses. Learn more.

Annual Woodturning Symposium – March 29 & 30
A weekend of in-person professionally led woodturning demonstrations. Each presenter brings their own unique style and skills to the world of woodturning. Our professional turners are internationally known experts. You also have full access to the Woodworker’s Showcase for a weekend packed with instruction, camaraderie with other turners and woodworkers, vendor, a Turner’s Gallery, and much more. Learn more.


Visit our Newsletters page to see our latest newsletter as well as past issues. Read articles about classes, events, woodworking tips and much more.

The NWA Tool Market

A sale of quality tools only open to NWA members. The Market will return once tool donations are complete.

NWA YouTube Channel

Visit our  YouTube Channel for NWA videos. While on our channel click on the Subscribe link to add our channel to your list of favorite YouTube channels. Visit our videos page for other videos.

The Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA) is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization of approximately 500 woodworkers located in the Albany, NY region. We are dedicated to the advancement of the arts and crafts of fine woodworking through education, demonstrations, social interaction and woodworking projects.

Our association includes accomplished artisans as well as intermediate and beginner woodworkers — all skill levels are welcome. We improve our skills throughout the year by learning from each other. Our communities benefit when we are able to offer our woodworking skills for charitable projects.

We have a beautiful woodworking shop located at 97 Railroad Avenue in Albany that hosts classes, workshops and group activities. You can find out more about us by exploring this website or, better yet, come to one of our Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings or one of our monthly Chapter Meetings and talk with us. We’d love to meet you. Check our Calendar for times and locations and our News page to see what’s new.

We urge you to consider joining the NWA to take advantage of all the NWA has to offer.

NWA tries to keep its membership affordable by keeping operating costs low. Membership fees, however, are supplemented by selling donated tools and lumber to members and by monies derived from the annual Showcase Exposition in Saratoga Springs. Additional donations are most welcome and are used to buy or to repair equipment or supplies that may sometimes fall outside of  the annual operating budget. You can make a direct donation to NWA via PayPal using the General Fund Donation button below. Stay safe, help others and keep woodworking.

*A measure in the federal coronavirus relief bill grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations starting in 2020. You need not itemize to get this deduction.