Youth Maker Mondays: Make a Pizza Peel

Woodworking, Youth

Youth Maker Mondays: Make a Pizza Peel (Ages 12-16)

Who doesn’t like pizza? Level up your pizza game with your very own crafted wooden pizza peel.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 1/8/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. Mon, 1/22/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  3. Mon, 1/29/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 1/8/2024 - Mon, 1/29/2024

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Youth Maker Monday

Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio

Baking, Woodturning, General Woodworking, Hand Woodworking


Make a beautiful and practical pizza peel as you learn how to use a variety of woodworking tools.

In the first session, you will choose wood strips to lay out, joint the edges so they are perfectly flat and square, and learn how to properly glue and clamp wood strips together. You will also have a chance to make the peel your own by designing a custom shape or other details.
In the second session, you will cut out the shape with a bandsaw, fine-tune the shape with large sanders, and work on edge profiling with files and orbital sanders. To finish your peel, you can apply a food-safe butcher block oil that will bring out the beauty of the wood and protect it.

Time permitting, you will also be able to make one or more other wooden tools that are handy to have in a kitchen.

Registering Youth

  • Parent/guardian registering a child for the first time: When you register, select "Others Only" in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, select "Add New Registrant." Create an account for your child.
    • The next time you register your child, use "Search Registrants" to select them.
  • Make sure to fill out your youth's emergency contact information and other details when creating their account.

We are grateful to the city of Bainbridge Island for a cultural funding grant that enables us to reduce the costs of Youth Maker Monday classes for families.


The peel you make will slide a pizza up to 15 inches in diameter into your oven.


A $10 materials fee, included in the class fee, covers the wood and other materials you need.

Class Policies

  • This class is for youth ages 12-16.
  • Wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Wayne Chang

Wayne spent three decades in the restaurant industry with a family restaurant and his own restaurant, as well as consulting with sustainable seafood and other related businesses. Since moving to Bainbridge Island, he's spent most of his time remodeling homes and vans, as well as spending too much time in the Woodworking Studio at BARN.

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