Saturday Workshops

Boston Building Resources offers hands-on home improvement classes throughout the year. Topics include kitchen design, finish carpentry, window rehab, sheetrocking and taping, tiling, home electrical safety, power tools, and much more. Workshop instructors are trade professionals who volunteer their time. We also welcome suggestions for workshops that you would like to see offered.

Standard members may attend most classes for just $50, and Plus members for $35. The general public may attend for $75.

To sign up for a workshop, call 617-442-2262, ext. 1.

You may also request that a copy of the schedule be sent to you by mail.

To register for a workshop, call us at 617-442-2262 (press 1) and reserve your place using a credit card.

Window and Screen Repair Clinic

On the first Saturday of each month, from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Boston Building Resources holds a window and screen repair clinic. Members bring their broken windows and screens to our shop, where they will receive instruction on how to repair them themselves. Customers pay only for materials. The instruction is on us. While the workshop is free, preregistration is required by calling 617-442-2262, ext. 1.

Technical Assistance

Members can also receive one-on-one technical assistance from Boston Building Resources through in-home, in-store, or phone consultation. Technical assistance can provide:

  • Weatherization and insulation advice
  • Help with measuring, especially for windows and doors
  • Help with rehabbing older double-hung windows
  • Help with preparations for kitchen or bath remodeling, including measuring and layout/design
  • Advice on prioritizing projects—what needs to come first, what can wait, and what might not need to be done at all

Technical assistance is $50 per hour for members.