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Located near the Port of Oakland, American Steel once served as a repair facility for ships. Today it’s a one-of-a-kind artist community, studio space, and manufacturing facility in West Oakland. The complex of buildings takes up and entire city block.

Stett Holbrook

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, bicycles, woodworking, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.


In the Maker Shed

American Steel Inside and Out