Maker Works is here to help you make your future.

Located in Ann Arbor, MI, Maker Works was established in 2011 to bring a focus back to making things.  In our 14,000 square foot building you'll find

  • a great selection of tools in wood, metal, textiles, plastic, jewelry, electronics
  • space to use them
  • instruction on safe and efficient use
  • a welcoming community of interesting, creative people making things.

Whether you're an artist, engineer, inventor, student, fabricator, entrepreneur, hobbyist, or all of the above, this is a place to actively make your future.  Visit us for a free tour whenever we're open--we're just north of Costco on the south side of Ann Arbor.  Take safety classes on the tools you need.  Start your membership for a day, month, quarter, or year.


What KIND of a maker are you?

the Learner

I'm a lifelong learner.  I will likely take a lot of classes, across domains--I might even take every single class!   I may not use every machine.  My goal is more about learning, rather than making.

the Object Maker

I'm object oriented, interested in the thing I want to make.  I'm particularly interested in the fastest/least expensive way to make what I want.


the Hobbyist

I make things as a hobby.  I have free time and money and I spend them pursuing this hobby.  I know a lot about my hobby and I enjoy sharing what I know with others.

the Entrepreneur

I'm here to make money.  I use my time at the shop to make things that make me money.  The dependability and availability of the equipment is very important to me.  I value developing my skills so I'm more efficient.


the Group

I organize a group of people that want to do an activity that furthers our mission.  I am always excited, but I don't have an infinite budget, so I'm looking for a lot of bang for the buck.  The more you can make the experience "turn-key" the better.

the Student

I'm involved in the Scouts, FIRST, or my high school's technical arts program, or just do geeky things on my own.  I want access to even more cool tools, to learn about and make cool things, and to hang out with other people who share my interests.


the Patron

I have a special object that I would like to have made or repaired for me.  I don't have the time to learn how to make or repair the item myself.  I am very pleased to give this work to a local professional, especially if I can have it made exactly the way I want or need it.