Confused: Equity and Trust

• August 1, 2017

As a Sculpture major, I often find myself in woodshops and metal shops, I’m a regular at hardware stores, and I’m the friend you call when you’re in need of any sort of tool. I’ve worked for a...

Parabay Homes, a first look

• July 19, 2017

Sawhorse Revolution is proud to present the Parabay Homes, two tiny homes designed to house a homeless family. We’re very excited to offer you, our Revolutionaries, a first look at the design...

escalator

• July 7, 2017

The modern waterfall it is forever eliding Systematically, it descends, dull yin and no foam mist, drips, splashing, roar and no chaos at the mezzanine It is toothy smooth limestone climbing, the...

And My Hands Will Carry Me

• May 29, 2017

  And My Hands Will Carry Me Thoughts on why analog means of making are a self and community building tool   By: Jescelle Major   “Something happens when you feel ownership. You no...

Spring Program Update

• April 28, 2017

Sawhorse Revolution’s All-Women’s Program in Full Swing! Last fall, fifteen diverse young women designed a new security booth for a local homeless community. Now spring is here, they’...

Handled Daily

• March 30, 2017

The exercise of drawing what I touch every day was prompted by a desire to have an intimate conversation with banal objects. Through the simple act of looking and drawing I found that the objects...

Failure Training

• February 28, 2017

What is the role of an organization like Sawhorse Revolution in such politically-charged times?  What is the point of teaching a young man or woman to do an architectural sketch, plumb a post, or...

How to Fold an Origami Crane

• January 31, 2017

Try your hand at folding an origami crane! You’ll need your imagination, hands, and a heaping dose of problem-solving skills. Good luck! Make sure to let us know in the comments below if you try...

The Power of Craft

Origami manuals are infamously difficult to interpret. Anyone who has ever attempted to translate the series of illustrations and vague instructions like, “inside reverse fold” into a...

The Sawhorse Revolution Living Manifesto

• December 31, 2016

Preface: As we look forward to the next year with Sixteen On Center, we also look back. Sawhorse Revolution Executive Director, Adam Nishimura wrote this piece in 2013, prior to the first publication...

2016 In Review

Hello Revolutionaries! Thank you so much for your support of Sawhorse Revolution this year! Your monthly gifts have fueled our mission to foster confident, community-oriented youth through the power...

Lifelike

• November 29, 2016

You gave me a knife and a block of teak I brought out a gnarled beak, a face in bas-relief Medusa’s skull with every snake   Count the checks on my workbench the nicks on my fingertips where...

A Level Door

A door or doorway designates the passageway from one space to another. Between the interior space of a home or dwelling and the exterior space where the home is set, such as in an apartment building...

A Beautiful Mess

• October 27, 2016

It’s a sunny, early spring day, and I am standing on the asphalt at Sawhorse’s build site in Seattle’s Central District.  Two dogs, program regulars Gus and Valley, are playing –  a...