Welcome to Twin Birch Woodworking

Back in Vermont from my year long sabbatical …a journey to open the doors to regenerate creativity and reinvent an envelope for the next phase.

Previous phone numbers have been disconnected. See Contact Tab above for current ways to reach me.



Beginning classes and Open Studios are set in the schedule, see listings under classes tab.


Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro,VT

Community Education and Training Programs – Fall 2015 

802-451-3965  www.wrccvt.com


*Design and Make Unique Wall Shelves using Wood and Recycled Materials
Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 9:30 to12:30, 6 hours, $60 plus $15 in materials, Total $75.00. Instructor: Gail Grycel
Participants will bring materials to first class (odds and ends: old belts, fabric, rope, chain, knobs, hooks, old moldings, picture frames, pegboard pieces, small boxes, cabinet doors, mirror glass pieces are examples of what may be lurking around with no current use) Pine boards will be available for project use and/or bring recycled wood pieces from home if you have them. Instructor will add materials into the mix. Make one larger, more complicated wall shelf or several simple ones. No previous woodworking experience necessary. Possible covered skills and tools as needed for projects: design and plans, shop safety, table saw, jig saw, miter saw, drill and drill press, planer, jointer, sander, router, some hand tools. Class limited to 8 students.

Class 1 – Saturday 9:30-12:30:  Design hanging wall shelves using materials brought or supplied with guidance from the instructor. Start project parts and pieces while learning safe and correct tool use. Class 2 – Saturday 9:30 to 12:30:  Continue and finish shelving projects.



If you’d like me to add your name to my class/workshop notification list, send me an e-mail and I’ll be in touch when new classes are happening.


“Gail has the ability to meet people where they are at and facilitate the skill sets needed to get them to where they want to go. She is like a Zen master. I’ve gained confidence not only in class, but I am able to take the internal empowerment skills and transfer them to others areas of my life. She allows us to make mistakes and she is there as a creative safety net. She can creatively problem solve like nobody I’ve been around.”

                                     Kelli (Woodworking for Women)


  •   Read the feature article in Southern Vermont Arts and Living magazine (Winter 2013/2014):

 ” Gail Grycel: From music to Woodworking, with Classes for Women”




  •    Sample of Custom Designed Kids’ Camp:
      *see short interview video by Tamra Tilton
            ( July 8-12, 2013, ages 9-12 )
    *see camp info on classes tab above
Girls camp 2013-1