Welcome to Madrone Studio Workshop

Madrone Studio

Fine Cabinetry

Custom Kitchen, Bath and home cabinetry.

 Commercial and residential  woodworking

Custom Furniture

Furniture using traditional joinery and state of the art techniques to last. Built to order, please contact to discuss your project. alexander@madronestudio.com

Madrone Studio Workshop, A School for Joinery and Craft

Email alexander@madronestudio.com to register for  classes or to inquire about the Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship in the Studio. 

Work side by side with Alexander Anderson and build your skills as you build your shop.

Joiners Fellowship

Nine months of working on three main projects and many smaller projects. Starting with the Japanese Work Horses in the first period, then the Workbench in the second period, and finally a wall mounted Tool Cabinet for the third period.

  • Friday October 12th, 6-9 Krenov Handplane lecture. $65
  • Sat/Sun October 13th/14th, 10-4 Krenov Handplane Workshop. 

Simplifying the handplane to its essence, the James Krenov inspired handplane is a great experiment in cutting angles, and plane size dynamics. The lecture will cover the steps to build a handplane in the style of this master craftsman, while the weekend workshop will be a hands on  opportunity to build your own handplane to fit your hands and follow your intentions. this is a beginner class that will teach machine skills and hand tool skills. Price includes friday night lecture, and all materials. $500 




Alexander Anderson has been teaching classes for the past decade on woodworking and joinery. He is a graduate of the Mastery Program at Northwest Woodworking Studio (06) under Gary Rowgowski, and has studied with James Krenov, Christopher Schwarz, Roy Underhill, Garrett Hack, Mary May, Jesse Jones, and others.

Contact Us

Shop Visits

  • Social visits 
  • Perspective students
  • Guild Of Oregon Woodworkers 
  • Mondays 4:00 -7:00, or by appointment

Madrone Studio

8900 B NE Vancouver Way Portland Oregon 97211 -Look for the red door at the top of the stairs at the back of the building



Monday - Friday: 9am - 6:30pm

Sat-Sun: By appointment

Please call ahead to make sure that we are not out on a job. 503-593-4423