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WELCOME TO THE CARHARTT WORKSHOP

WELCOME TO THE CARHARTT WORKSHOP

Designed to inspire hardworking people.

Since opening in July of 2020, the Carhartt Workshop Tool Bench has been home to an ever-growing inventory of over 1,000 tools, nearly 1,500 users, and countless DIY projects undertaken. Located above our flagship store in Detroit, hardworking people from all over Southeast Michigan have come to borrow tools ranging from hammers and rakes to planers and floor sanders, and found the Tool Bench to be an invaluable service when fixing up 100-year-old homes or 200-year-old alleys. Offering a variety of classes, the Carhartt Workshop's Tool Bench is quickly establishing itself as a DIY hub for people of all skill levels.

THE TOOL BENCH
Need a tool? The Carhartt Workshop Tool Bench not only has it, we'll let you borrow it free of charge for seven days, with an option to extend for an additional week, if needed. Whether you're looking to rent power tools, hand tools, or landscaping and gardening tools, just bring them back when you're done, so more built-by-hand projects can get started.
 

The right tools
for the job

MEET. COLLABORATE. CREATE.

Looking for an inspiring place to gather? The Carhartt Workshop boasts a beautiful, multi-media ready Community Meeting space that can be customized to meet your group’s specific needs. With a capacity of up to 70 people, local organizations can host meetings, training events, workshops, team building exercises and more. Free to rent and available to reserve in advance online, our community meeting space is truly built for bringing hardworking people together.

CALLING ALL CRAFTSPEOPLE
This is every do-it-yourselfer’s dream. A state-of-the-art, fully-functional DIY Demo Space inside the Carhartt Workshop. Where people of every skill level from first-timer to master craftsperson can come together, share what they know, and learn how to build something great.
RESERVE THE DIY DEMO SPACE

 
 

With two work stations, and full access to our Tool Bench Library, the DIY Demo Space is ideal for workshops where real-time feedback and instruction is essential.

 

Achille Bianchi

Carhartt Workshop Manager

WHAT DID THE WORKSHOP HELP YOU MAKE?

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Learn to Solder 101

This class teaches up to 5 participants the basics of using a soldering iron and the individual components that make up a synthesizer, such as LEDs and microcontrollers.

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How to Build a Garden Bed

Part of our spring gardening workshop series, this class provided materials, documented plans, and the tools needed to build a bed for their gardens.

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Drywall 101

This class introduces the different tools of the drywall trade, plus all the basics of hanging drywall, including techniques for securing, sanding, and paint prep.

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Bee Hotel

Using cor-ten steel, baltic birch, plywood, and cedar shake roof shingles, we made a native bee hotel which allow bees to find refuge in what might otherwise be a “bee desert.”

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Intro to Nailers & Compressors

This class was an introduction to the different nailers and compressors we provide and how to set them up properly to frame houses, replace roofs, apply trim work, etc.

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Intro to Plumbing and Pex

This class was an introduction to the various types of plumbing and PEX tools we have available at the Carhartt Workshop. In this 3-hour class, users learned the basics of plumbing tools and plumbing layout.

 

Build a better world

Build a better world

At Carhartt, we partner with organizations that provide us with the greatest opportunity to positively impact the next generation of workers, both now, and in the future.