Truckee Roundhouse Maker Space

NThe Truckee Roundhouse is a non-profit community-operated shop and workspace that supports the teaching, learning and practicing of craft skills, technologies and the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. Demos, workshops and classes are offered in each shop, Metal, Wood, Technology, Ceramics and Textiles.

Location: Chandelle Way, Truckee Tahoe Airport

The Truckee Roundhouse is open to the public. Memberships, classes and one-day workshops are available.

I am the Textile Shop Lead and an Instructor.


The Textile Shop Equipment and Supplies:

  • Sewing Machines, Janome & Singer
  • Quilting Machines, Brother
  • Embroidery Machines, Brother
  • Industrial Sewing Machine, Nakajima 260L
  • Serger (Baby Lock) Sewing Machines
  • Professional Scissors, Seam Rippers, and Tools
  • Thread and Notion Library
  • Upcycled Upholstery Fabric Samples
  • Dressmaker’s Adjustable Bust Form
  • Cutting Tables

Classes and Workshops Available:

  • Basic Machine Sewing
  • Serging (Babylock)
  • Pattern Sewing
  • Upcycled Design
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Quilting
  • Laser Cutting Fabric
  • Leather Working
  • Fiber Arts
  • Wool Spinning
  • Machine Maintenance

Visit the Truckee Roundhouse website for class schedules and information.

Membership: Roundhouse memberships will work much like gym. Members will be able to join, and purchase monthly, discounted annual, or short-term memberships which will allow them to take safety check-outs and then be able to use all of the machines and facilities in whichever shop they choose. Click here for more details.

Other Roundhouse Shops: Members will have access the following shops during regular hours. Each shop is equipped with specialized equipment:

Metal Shop:

  • Arclight Dynamics Arc Pro 4800 CNC Plasma Cutter, Video:
  • Miller Multimatic 215 Multi Proces Welder, Video:
  • 8×42 Bridgeport Mill
  • JET 8” Industrial Bench Grinder
  • JET 2”x42” Combo Belt/Disc Sander
  • JET 22” Industrial Drill Press
  • BOMAR Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Logan Model 200 Lathe
  • JET 18″ Vertical Bandsaw

Wood Shop:

  • Saw Stop 30″ Professional Cabinet Table Saw
  • DeWalt Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
  • DeWalt 20″ Scroll Saw
  • Jet Belt/Disc Sander Combo
  • Velox 50×50″ CNC Router
  • Full Spectrum 24×36″ Laser Cutter/Engraver
  • Jet 14″ 1HP Band Saw (w/ 6″ riser block)
  • Jet 14″ Drill Press
  • DeWalt 13″ Planer
  • Jet 12″ 1HP Jointer
  • Jet 21″ Lathe

Technology Shop:

  • Static tables with monitors and keyboards for use
  • Rack of 3D printers
  • Soldering station with 2 soldering guns and magnifying lamp
  • Glue gun & heat gun station
  • Assembly area
  • Dremel station
  • Heated vacuum form table
  • Plotter/Printer
  • Flat bed scanner

Ceramics Shop:

  • L&L Electric Kiln (13.6 cu ft)
  • 5 Potters Wheels (electric)
  • Hand-Building Table
  • Wedge Table
  • Slab Roller
  • Extruder
  • Pug Mill
  • Assorted Hand Tools
  • Cone 6 Glazes
  • Mid-Fire Clay