I just called Home Depot and talked to the teacher of the workshop to get some more details:
1- Cost: She originally priced out the materials to be somewhere between $50-55. However, this is for more "premium" materials. You can easily do this project for half the cost, around $25-30 just by switching out the more expensive chair rail molding for a pine board & using less expensive tile. You can choose what materials you want to use.
2- You can MAKE and LEAVE with a table. She said the other Home Depots in Charleston are only teaching the class, not actually making the tables. Of course, you can also just watch and learn without making the table.
3- We will be using a saw. So if you have eye protection (goggles), please bring them.
I'm really glad I called since she wasn't anticipating a group this big but she said she'll be more prepared for us now.
****PLEASE update your RSVP if you're no longer coming. I'm also asking that if you are still planning to come to confirm with me by either sending me a message or commenting here. I told her that I'd call her back tomorrow afternoon to give her a more accurate estimate of how many of us are coming so she can be as prepared as possible****
Ok, now I'm definitly more excited since finding out we'll be able to leave with our own tables!
Did you guys know that there are FREE Do-It-Herself Workshops at Home Depots all across the country? I didn't either, so thanks Rosemary for the heads up! They're offered on the third Thursday of the month so hopefully this will be a regular meetup for us!
This particular workshop is to learn how to make an outdoor table. Register at their website first and then RSVP here. Make sure to choose the East Charleston location on Magwood Drive (in West Ashley) when you sign up.
To be clear: This workshop (learning the process) is free. I've seen a few where people were able to take home what they made (tiled mirrors, herb gardens) and I've also seen projects (adirondack chairs) where people were required to buy materials if they wanted to actually make the product there. So I'm not completely sure if we'll be working independently or in groups and how "hands on" everything will be. I've also seen where some workshops included gift bags, raffles, and refreshments. I think it really depends on each location and who is leading the workshop (they seem to bring in local bloggers to teach). So I guess we'll just have to wait to find out how it's all going to go down. But either way, I think this is a fun idea and really awesome for Home Depot to offer these!