Nashville Design Week
is in the Books!
Thank you to the 45 adventurous souls who attended our “Design for Reuse” lamp making event on October 30, 2023.
Each successfully made and took home their very own LED desk lamp originally designed from recycled parts. It wasn’t an easy task. But, as makers know all to well, nothing worth doing is ever easy.
And, thanks to the Nashville Design Week selection committee for choosing Make Nashville to host our second event in as many years. Looking forward to many more!
Wonderful things are happening at Make. Sign up for one of our bi-weekly open houses and see for yourself!
Make Nashville is a makerspace
It’s a creative community where you can bring your ideas into the real world through metal, wood, clay, plastic, chemistry, fabric, digital bits, and more.
For a low monthly fee, our members have 24-hour access to 12,000 square feet of tools that professionals use – CNC machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, woodworking tools, an automobile lift, lathes, welders, sewing machines, ceramics wheels and kilns, tools for fine arts, darkroom gear, just to name a few.
Plus, many of our members are experts in the arts and equipment we provide. Whether in person or on Slack, they’re happy to share their knowledge and perhaps learn a new thing or two from you.
As a member, you get:
- 24-hour secure, controlled access
- Professional-level equipment and facilities
- Expertise in abundance
- Skill-building classes
- Social events and group projects with like-minded people who have no fear of getting their hands dirty
Drop in for a tour during one of our bi-weekly Friday Night Open House events. We’d love to show you around!
Our well-equipped woodshop has the tools you need to make everything from cutting boards and furniture to musical instruments. Build your project with our SawStop table saw, bandsaws, planer, jointer, lathe, miter saw, numerous sanding machines, and more.
CNC and Laser
Major upgrades are coming to our CNC and laser area! A brand new OMTech CO2 laser cutter/engraver is available for use now. Plus, our giant 7 x 15 foot CNC is getting ready for project-making with a new 10 horsepower spindle. We have some cool machines for smaller projects, too.
A Nashville gem, some of the best ceramic artists around call Make Nashville home – making their own creations, teaching classes, and sharing tips and techniques with fellow enthusiasts. You’ll find kilns, wheels, a slab roller, extruder, private shelving, and a generous assortment of throwing and hand-building tools. And yes, you can fire your greenware here at no additional cost.
Perform regular maintenance, make simple repairs and save big bucks by working on your vehicle in Make’s auto shop. Access is easy with our drive-in ramp and 40-inch lift. Plus, a well-organized variety of tools is on-hand.
Make’s Visual Arts Studio provides space and instruction for drawing, painting, collage making, mosaics, and other forms of fine art. The studio has the equipment artists need for making and finishing their creations. Classes and Open Studio events periodically available on Eventbrite.
Looking to make a trendy handbag or perhaps a sweater for your French Bulldog? You can make it in our Textile Arts Studio. You’ll find the expertise, the sewing machines, and the required bits and bobs necessary for stitching up your next haute couture costume or utilitarian repair.
A/V Media STUDIO
Make podcasts, mix audio, learn to be a DJ in our on-site A/V media Studio. Not the splashiest studio in Nashville (the competition is stiff!), but it’s a fun place to share music, film, media knowledge and friendship.
Our metal shop is changing and growing in capabilities. It will soon be back in operation with welding, lathes, mills, saws, grinders and other metal-working tools. Welding classes, a big favorite, will be returning soon.
Prototypes, functional parts, and, of course, toys – our 3D printing lab gives you access to the world of additive manufacturing. Print an existing model. Or, learn to design your own with our CAD modeling classes.
Welcome to Make’s red light district! Our darkroom is fully equipped with multiple enlargers, two sinks, film-loading room, tanks, reels, easels and more. Basic chemistry is also provided, and the darkroom is perfect for both beginners and experienced photographers. Classes coming soon.
Our electronics lab houses equipment used to support our other shops as well as your projects. You’ll find soldering stations, oscilloscopes, DC power supplies, lots of components (both new and recycled), plus all the accessories needed for electronics assembly and tear down.
Want to Learn More About Us?
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Only $75/month gets you complete access to the tools and space to make whatever your heart desires.
Every second Friday, Make Nashville hosts an Open House from 6-8pm where you can learn more about us.