Contact Us

Please contact us with any inquiries about our Community Makers Studio and Design Build Services at chiselcreativepdx@gmail.com, or using this form. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are located at 2119 N Kerby Ave., Ste C-1, in central Portland, although we do not check mail at this address. 

The studio is open by appointment. We would love to see you! 

2119 N Kerby Ave
Portland, OR, 97227
united states

Chisel Creative specializes in custom furniture and personalized design solutions for home, office, and beyond. We are a team of skilled artists and makers dedicated to artistry, innovation, and quality in woodworking and design.

Dream. Design. Create. 

Apprenticeship in Furniture Design

Apprenticeship in Furniture Design

In the Chisel Creative Apprenticeship in Furniture Design Work-Trade Program, individuals of all levels of experience work in the Chisel Studio one day a week and take free classes from Chisel's Chief Designer and Community Education Director, Rachel McKenna, MFA.

Hands-On Experience

 

  Apprentice Em helps Chisel Core Maker Victoria build a cabinet

Apprentice Em helps Chisel Core Maker Victoria build a cabinet

The Chisel Apprenticeship is a work-trade program. Apprentices work 6-8 hours a week in the studio, assisting with Chisel's custom furniture design projects. Each apprentice gains valuable hands-on experience by shadowing one of our skilled core makers or working on their own dedicated task. 

Furniture Design Education

  Apprentice Laura learns how to change a blade

Apprentice Laura learns how to change a blade

Once a week, apprentices take a small, personalized class with Chisel's Chief Designer and Director Community Education. These interactive courses are dedicated to the apprentices' educational growth as makers, from beginning woodworking to advanced furniture design. 

 

Accessibility and Opportunity

  80% of the Chisel Team identifies as a woman or LBGTQ

80% of the Chisel Team identifies as a woman or LBGTQ

The Chisel Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity those who may not be able to afford a class at a conventional Community Makers Studio to learn furniture design. We at Chisel want everyone to have the opportunity to learn, regardless of income

Chisel strongly encourages women, LBGTQIA individuals, and people of color to apply and participate in the program. We strive to represent the unrepresented in a traditionally male-dominated field, and create a safe, non-hierarchical space for learning and growth.