Who We Are

The Woodworkers Association of Arkansas (WAA) is an organization of individuals in Arkansas who are hobbyists or professionals (or both) who create and build objects of wood.  Our members range in experience and skill level from the beginner who has just started their woodworking journey to the professionals who make their living woodworking.  We welcome all newcomers and guests to attend a meeting.  If you like what you experience we hope you will join our great organization.

What We Do

WAA meets monthly to share our common passion in woodworking.  The meeting agenda consists of a very brief business meeting, followed by a “Show ‘n Tell” session where members display and tell about their recent projects.  Following “Show ‘ n Tell”, a WAA member will present a short tool review.  After the tool review, the official program for that month starts.  WAA members often present the program, with several programs each year by guest presenters who are particularly skilled and noted.   The program consists of a demonstration of techniques and tools for advancing woodworking skills.

Where and When

The WAA was meeting monthly, on the first Tuesday evening of each month, until early 2020 when we were all hit with the Covid-10 pandemic.  We had been meeting at the Park Hill Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located at East F St. and North Pine St., at the rear of the Church at 3520 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock.  After a lengthy layoff and some experimentation with alternative sites, the Board has voted to resume the regular meeting time – 7:00 P.M. on the first Tuesday of each month, returning to Park Hill Presbyterian Church –beginning in April, 2023.

Visitors are always welcome!

 Become a Member

Dues for annual membership are $25.00 per year, to be mailed or paid at the monthly meeting to the current Secretary – Treasurer. Visitors are always welcome, and membership is encouraged, but not required, to attend a meeting.

The Next Meeting will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. at Park Hill Presbyterian Church  NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME

Do you have questions about how craftsmen of the 18th century made fantastic furniture without electricity? Then come see Robert (Butch) Darrall as he discusses and demonstrates 18th century tools. We will meet at the Park Hill Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located at East F St. and North Pine St., at the rear of the Church at 3520 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock. We will meet June 6th starting at 6:30.

Members are encouraged to offer suggestions for future programs and how meetings should be organized. Just as importantly, we need to encourage members to step up and consider serving as an officer or board member. We are currently short a board member and the past presidents and vice-presidents have served for multiple years, which is asking a lot of willing individuals.  In addition, we are currently without anyone to do the monthly newsletter, so are either needing to decide if this publication is worth continuing or if a member is willing to step in help with this.  We are also looking for suggestions about re-building and hosting the association web page, as we are going to lose access to this site by August. We need help here!
P.S. If you are wondering why this page looks so different, our original web page crashed a while back, so we are trying to reconstitute it with updated software. It is a work in progress by someone who knows wood a whole lot better than web page design.  Let us know if you would like to keep the site open . . . and if so, we’ll keep working on it.