Able Trade is a shared makerspace in Knoxville’s Old City. Our vision is to provide a range of craftsmen and women, from professionals to hobbyists, the space, the equipment, and the community we need to build, work, and create.

Our facility currently features tools and equipment for woodworking, metal working, and industrial craftsmanship, but we’ll continue to grow and evolve as our members make their mark on the space and we learn more about the needs of other Knoxville makers.

We operate under a membership model, but we’ve created different plans for different needs – ranging from weekend usage to permanent studio space.

Check out our pricing structure and the amenities and equipment that comes along with the space. If you’re interested, fill out an interest form and we’ll set up a time for you to check out the space for yourself. 


Plan Pricing

Weekend Plan

$100/month per person

  • WEEKEND Hours: Friday 3:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 9:00pm
  • Designated storage cupboard
  • Must sign a 3-month agreement which converts to a month to month

Basic Plan

$200/month per person 


  • EVERYDAY 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Designated storage cupboard
  • Must sign a 3-month agreement which converts to a month to month

Pro Plan

$200/month per person for tool access 

+$2/per square foot studio space

  • 24/7 access
  • Your own designated studio space 
  • Advertisement on  Able Trade’s website
  • Must sign a 6-month agreement which converts to a month to month.

Additional Material Storage

vertical lumber racks – $10/month
flat storage – $25-$40/month

Membership Amenities

  • Access to woodworking machine shop
  • Access to metal machine shop
  • Finish room
  • Custom Key Card
  • Break room / Full kitchen (with 8 different ways to make coffee, and counting)
  • Conference room
  • Internet
  • Discounts on classes
  • Access to Cyc wall photography studio
  • Promotional opportunities at gallery nights and events
  • Loading dock access
  • Forklift services
  • Being around really cool people


  • 8″ Powermatic Jointer with helical cutterhead

  • 12″ Moak Jointer
  • 15″ Grizzly Planer with helical cutterhead

  • 24″ Rockwell Crescent Planer

  • 36″ Yates American Bandsaw

  • 14″ Rikon Bandsaw

  • 16″ Tanneewitz Table Saw with powerfeed

  • Saw Stop with slider

  • Dewalt Mitersaw
  • 16″ Northfield Radial arm saw
  • 48″ Delta lathe
  • 48″ Powermatic lathe
  • Porter Machinery Co Pin Router
  • Sawstop Router Table with router lift
  • 12 speed heavy duty drill press
  • Porter Cable drill press
  • Panto Router
  • Walker Turner Belt/Disc Sander
  • Time Saver Wide Belt Sander
  • 12″ Rikion Disc Sander
  • Rigid Spindle Sander
  • Blum minipress -hinge borrer
  • Kreg Pocket hole machine
  • Handheld Sharper Orgin CNC
  • 5’x12’Vac-U-Press Vacuum Table with hi flow 10cfm pump
  • Gardner Denver Rotary Screw Compressor
  • Norton 15 hp Dust Collector with spiral pipe & dump bin
  • Powermatic Shaper
  • A ton of bar clamps


Cut off Saw
Mig Welder
Stick Welder
Bench grinder
Belt/Disc Sander
Horizontal Bandsaw
Machinist Lathe


We’re now accepting applications for makers looking to join our space. Tell us about yourself, your trade, and what you’re looking for.


Kind of like our monthly newsletters. We send really good emails. Short. To the point. Often pretty funny. Sign-up below to get our emails.

© Able Trade 2020 — All Rights Reserved