Founded in 2015, Southside Woodworks is rooted the Southside Neighborhood of Asheville, North Carolina. Born out of a need to create meaningful, sustainable employment for low-income residents of Asheville, Southside Woodworks’ mission is to empower those facing barriers to employment in the crafting of beautiful, high quality goods.

Like the Southside neighborhood, woodworking has a humble yet profound history, and holds within it a long tradition of excellence, self-determination, and solidity.Woodworking also allows its makers to literally carve their stories into their creations, turning their histories into something beautiful, empowering, and useful.

 Southside Woodworks is a social enterprise of Asheville-based non-profit, Green Opportunities. Their flagship training program includes technical job training, life skills, placement services, and case management to those with barriers to employment.

Eric Howell founder of Soutside Woodworks

Eric Howell founder of Soutside Woodworks

Southside Woodworks empowers students to support themselves while they complete the program and to create their own careers upon graduation.

Products & Services

Hand Crafed Products
Available to order online at our Etsy Store. Shop Now.

Custom Builds
Contact us if you are interested in hiring us at (828) XXX-XXXX.