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Inspired by the Modern Maker Podcast's plywood challenge, the Minnesota Tool Library wants to know what piece of furniture you can make out of one--and only one--piece of plywood.

You can participate either by submitting photos/video of your project for us to showcase on our website and social media, or you can bring your project to the live showcase at Blackstack Brewing on October 13, 2019 and compete for prizes! Better yet - do both!

Check out the rules for more details, and to sign up!

THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

ToolBelt Level

Blackstack Brewing

Partner Level

DeWalt, Inc
Kreg Tool Company

MTL is a growing community of DIY'ers, Makers, and Craftspeople who support each other to share skills & knowledge. Our MAKE IT Competition is a celebration of that DIY spirit, creativity and skill, that brings neighbors together and makes lasting memories.

How does the Tool Library work?

Sign up for one of our membership levels
Check out any of our 5,000 tools
Tools are checked out for a 7-day period and returned to the same location.
Use the workshop space
Both locations have on-site equipment (like table saws) for member use.
Take a class
Members get a 20% discount, but everyone's welcome to participate!

Contribute to the MN Tool Library

Make a donation
The Minnesota Tool Library is incorporated with the State of Minnesota and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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NE Minneapolis

Thorp Building
1620 Central Ave NE
Suite #126
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Tool Library Hours

Wednesday 4 PM — 7 PM
Thursday 4 PM — 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM — 4 PM

Entry & Parking

The Tool Library is located in the main level of the Thorp Building, on the 1620 Central Ave side (slightly north of Diamonds Coffee Shoppe). Visitors can enter from the door at Dock #1, just behind the Tires & More shop on the corner of Central and 18th Ave. Upon entry, turn right into the main hallway, following signage to suite #126.

Saint Paul (Midway)

755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Tool Library Hours

Friday 5 PM - 8 pm
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 1 PM

Entry & Parking

The Tool Library is located in the basement level of the Priorworks Building, on the south side (between Flannel Jacks and the Garage Murals). Visitors can park across the street or in the yellow dot lot, enter the double doors, and take the elevator on your left down to our suite. Alternately, you can use the underground parking to the north of BlackStack and walk down the left-hand hallway past CanCan Wonderland.