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Experience woodcraft

Workshops and activities for children and adults

What we do

At Knock on Wood, our aim is to support woodworking enthusiasts at every step of their journey - from that first spark of interest all the way to creating complex, bespoke projects.
 
We aim to share our passion for woodcraft and empower you to create.

Find our workshops in Geneva, Zurich,

and Lausanne

A group of happy people who just finished their first woodworking experience showing off their projects

If you're a beginner, you will leave with your first beautiful product after a discovery session.

An experienced woodworker demonstrating his personal project – a pine lamp

If you're an experienced woodworker, you can become a member to have access to the facilities or simply rent a workbench.

Beautiful handmade wooden objects – plates turned on a lathe and a salad serving set
Our workshops are a great place to bring a school class, a company team or your friends to build together, and our gift cards make for a flexible gift for the crafter in your life!

What we offer

A photo of three people holding their first woodworking projects

Discovery workshops

An opportunity to experience woodworking for the first time or simply build a beautiful product without commitment

Young man sanding the edges of his first wooden product – a serving tray with joinery

Multi-session courses​

5- or 10-session courses with a comprehensive  learning experience for beginner woodworkers or turners

An instructor showing a couple of children how to secure two pieces of their project together using screws

Kids & teens' activities​

 

Year-round opportunities for your child to build character and gain new skills through woodcraft, including holiday camps (8-14 y.o.)

A skilled woodworker making a cut on the mitre (miter) saw

Membership

Workshop access for experienced woodworkers looking to work on their own projects in a fully equipped space and a community of builders

Workshops

Why woodworking?

Working with wood offers a wide range of benefits:

Take a break from your phone/laptop and work with your hands

Teach your mind to think in 3 dimensions and develop your creativity

Become independent and create items that fit your needs perfectly

Learn to consume less and build things that last

Our story

The story

Knock on Wood founder Zsuzsanna Varga sitting on a chair showing off a wooden plate she turned on a lathe

"Born and raised in Hungary, having lived and worked in the UK, Sri Lanka and Panama once I arrived in Geneva I was looking for a workshop where I could cut my Guadua Bamboo for sculpting.

I shouted out on Facebook to see if anyone knew a local workshop. Seeing at least 30 others were searching for the same, I decided to validate the idea of an open woodworking space. Everything began with that Facebook thread.

Fast forward a few years, and today Knock on Wood has its beautiful craft spaces in Geneva and Lausanne that serve as an umbrella organization for artisans wanting to grow in a collaborative environment. We also serve as an educational and recreational space for those who want to reconnect with manual skills and learn different crafts. 

Humans need tangible results of their work to be satisfied and balanced. Woodworking and handling tools ticks all the missing boxes."

- Zsuzsanna Varga, Founder

Contact us

Contact us

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