Saratoga Joinery is a community woodworking space for everyone to learn, create, connect and become inspired in a safe, inclusive and collaborative environment.
Through classes and membership, Saratoga Joinery will provide a space for makers with varied experience levels to create and expand their woodworking skills. Members of the Joinery will be empowered to fix and create instead of throwing out or buying new. Our space will serve as a hub for the community to connect, create, and convene.
John Haller founded Saratoga Joinery in March of 2022. Before discovering his passion for woodworking, John spent decades founding software businesses. It was during the recent restoration of his historic Saratoga Springs home that he developed his appreciation for carpentry and woodworking.
Quickly falling in love with the craft, John attended a three-month intensive woodworking program in Rockport, Maine at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. During this time, he honed his craft and began to appreciate the tremendous impact of community gathering around a shared passion.
He emerged from the program determined to build a space with similar benefits for his community. Thus, Saratoga Joinery was formed.