Pasadena Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
83 South Rosemead Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone: (626) 356-9663
Manager: David Tilson - email

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Store Hours

Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM


in-store demos


9/13/2014 New Complete Basic Router Table Kit - 11AM
Whether you're in the market for your first router table, or a second basic table to be left set up for common operations, this package makes a fantastic value.

9/20/2014 Joinery Made Easy: Kreg Foreman Pocket Machine - 11AM
Look to the Kreg Foreman Pocket Machine to handle the job with ease. Compact, semi-automatic machine creates the same round-sided hole as the manual Kreg Jig in a fraction of the time.

9/27/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Box Joint Jig - 11AM
Make precise, tight-fitting box joints with your router.

10/4/2014 What's Turning Day: Excelsior Lathe and Pen Turning Tools - 11AM
Learn how to turn a pen on an Excelsior Lathe.  Excelsior Lathes have the power, precision and versatility to turn with ease making the turning experience better, and see how using the right tools can make turning fun and easy!

10/11/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Steam Bending Kit - 11AM
Expand your woodworking skills to include steam bending wood into beautifully smooth and permanent curves.

10/18/2014 21st Century Woodworking Day: Ready2Rout & Ready2Lift - 11AM
With computer-controlled precision, repeatable settings stored in memory, a pre-installed suite of apps. And many more to come, this first-ever electronic router fence and lift ushers the humble router table into the "smart" era.

10/25/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Domino Template - 11AM
Craft your own wooden dominoes from any species of wood! Makes an excellent gift that'll have people "lining up" at the table for fun and games.


Classes and Workshops

Turning Wooden Pens - with Pete Carta

Date: September 13, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Learn the tricks to turning your own wooden pens from a master pen turner.  Students will 7mm pens from basic preparation right through finishing and assembly, with an emphasis on safety.  No prior woodturning experience is required!  Class fee includes standard materials and hardware kits for pens.  Students must bring their own safety glasses, and advance reservations are strongly recommended.  The fee for this class includes a credit to cover the cost of most common pen kits and blanks.  If more expensive kits or blanks are desired, students are free to use them and pay only the difference.

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $65

Finishing Basics - with Nancy Garcia

Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Take the fear out of finishing! This class teaches everything you need to know to strip off an old finish and then apply the perfect finish to just about any woodworking project. Topics include surface preparation and sanding; staining and dyeing; using sealers, oil-base and waterborne varnishes; and much more. Having completed this class, students will have a firm understanding of the basic types of wood finishes and how and why each is used.  Reservations are required, and all materials costs are included.

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $50

Shop Safety - with Don Chafey

Date: October 4, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Learn hands-on how to work safely in the woodshop.  In this class, geared to beginning and intermediate woodworkers, students will learn how to safely operate the table saw, band saw, drill press, router table, thickness planer, and miter saw.  Students will also learn the importance of dust collection and air purification.  Reservations are required, and students must bring their own eye and hearing protection.  All other materials will be provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $50

Turning a Small Platter - with Pete Carta

Date: October 11, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: This class builds on skills learned in our Introduction to the Lathe and / or Bowl Turning classes.  In this class, students will further develop their face-grain turning skills and delve deeper into techniques for mounting, rough and finish turning, sanding and finishing.  We will also examine aspects of design and decorative details that can be applied to turning platters, bowls, and many other  items.  Reservations are required.  Students must bring their own eye protection, and dust masks are highly recommended.  All other materials will be provided..

Skill Level: Intermediate

Cost: $60

Router Basics - with David Tilson

Date: October 18, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: If you want to expand your woodworking repertoire, the router is the tool to master.  This class covers everything from how to choose the best router for the job to cutting and milling operations with handheld and table-mounted routers.  Students will complete a project by pattern routing, making simple inlays, and forming edges. Reservations are required. Students must bring their own safety glasses, hearing protection, and routers with ¼" collets (plunge & fixed bases if available).  A very limited number of routers are available for students who cannot bring their own router; reservations must be made in advance.  All materials costs are included.

Skill Level: Beginner


Veneering - with David Tilson

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Overview: Use veneers without fear! This class focuses on the types of veneer work used in fine furniture and accessories, and we’ll see why proper use of veneers can actually improve the quality of your woodwork. Using modern materials and techniques, we’ll select and prepare real wood veneers, create patterns and designs with parquetry, and look at application tools and techniques as we make a small burled panel, such as might be used on the lid of a box.  Advance reservations required. Students must bring their own sharpened veneer saw or a sharp marking knife. A limited number of tools will be available for rental.

Skill Level: Beginner



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Looking for Wood?

Why not come and "Take a walk through our woods".
We feature premium domestic and exotic lumber as well as hard-to-find veneers.


Career Opportunities

Would you like to turn your hobby into a career? Please see our Career Center for position details and how you can join our fun loving team!

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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