If you’re a DIYer with plenty of enthusiasm and energy to take on home projects but none of the tools and expertise required, consider your days of frustration behind you.
Allow us to introduce you to the Denver Tool Library.
The Denver Tool Library, located at 555 Santa Fe Drive, is an amazing little-known resource that can fill in the missing pieces of both your know-how and your toolbox. It has over 5,000 tools available for borrowing, including implements for working in the garden, repairing your car or bicycle, metalworking, renovation projects and more. It also offers classes, so you can learn skills for your project. And you can work in group spaces that allow you to tap into the knowledge of others there.
Here are some details:
- Individual membership fees vary based on how many tools you want to borrow at one time. For $150, you can check out 10 tools at a time – 3 can be power tools—over the course of a year.
- Classes include woodworking, carpentry, welding, metalsmithing, jewelry making, crafts, home improvement, renovation, sewing, gardening, fiber arts…and more.
- If you want to work with wood and are 18 years or older, you can visit the library’s open workshop. The space offers “industrial sized woodworking tools, a 1,500 square foot workshop plus outdoor area, and expert woodworker shop monitors advising you through a project of your choice.” For this, you’ll pay by the hour or you can purchase a 10-hour punch card.
- If you’re late returning your tools, you will be charged $3/day for high-in-demand tools; $1/day for power tools; and 50 cents a day for hand tools.