Access Options and Rates‚Äč

We strongly recommend each Maker attend the Shop Tour and Info Session prior to accessing and utilizing the workshop space and tools at MAKE! Chicago. Tour schedule is available on the calendar

There are two ways Makers may access our workshop: 


Need access to a workshop just once in a while for small to medium projects? Makers may utilize our shop space and equipment during this time to create anything they like. The activity is self directed. So it is expected that each guest come with a clear plan of what they intend to do, bring along all materials and consumables they expect to need to create their project, and be fluent in the safe and correct use of the tools they plan to use throughout the day. A monitor is present to assist as needed, and point Makers in the direction of the tools they need. If you are unsure about your project's suitability, or your confidence in your skills, please feel free to reach out to us in advance. We'll do our best to help you plan your project and prepare, so you can use our space effectively, safely, confidently, and successfully during Open Shop Time.

Hours & Fees:

Sunday* afternoon activity - 12pm - 6pm - $75

Tuesday* evening activity - 6pm - 9pm - $45

*Schedule varies. Please check calendar!


24/7 Access:

1 Month Membership - $300

3 Month Membership - $250 / Month 

6+ Month Membership- $150 / Month


All members have the privilege of renting storage starting at $25 & up. 

Intermediate and advanced Makers, entrepreneurs, furniture makers and designers, product designers, professional artists, tradesmen and craftsmen, ambitious Do-It-Yourself-ers, and anyone else who find themselves in need of regular access to a workshop for large and ambitious projects, may consider joining our fellow Resident Makers.

Residents have 24/7 access to our workshop, and may rent storage shelving, in the form of 4' x 8' x 3' pallet bunks for materials and works in progress. Storage fees range from $25 per month for 1/4 bunk, $50 / half, $100 / full . There is also a $100 Refundable Key Deposit. Residents also reap the benefit of sharing the space with fellow makers, and finding opportunities to learn from one another, and collaborate.