Facilities / Wood Shop


The School of Art wood shop is located on the first floor of the Art building rooms 115 and 117.  Enter through room 117.  There is no after hours access for evenings and weekends. The Design department manages some adjunct equipment located in rooms 113 and 123E.  Access to this equipment is limited to Design department personnel.

Training/ Skill development

Wood shop training is provided in the context of School of Art curricula.  Most SOA students first contact with the wood shop is through an introductory course within their department.  These introductory courses schedule class time in the wood shop to discuss and practice safe wood working skills specific to their field of study.  These skills may be building a canvas stretching frame or panel (A291), building a series of small tables (A351), exploring negative and positive space through construction/deconstruction of a series of cubes (A272), designing and cutting shapes to practice Itajime Shibori textile dyeing (A227), among many others.

On your first visit to the SOA wood shop you will have an introduction to safe practices and conduct in the wood shop given by the studio technician.  You will also fill out paperwork to register you as a current user of the SOA wood shop. 

Woodshop Equipment

Table saws 2
Panel saw
Band saws 4
Chop saws 2
Drill Press 3
Belt & Disk Sanders
Nail Guns

Industrial Design Studio Equipment

CNC Mill
Laser Cutter
Metal Lathe
Knee Mill


Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Studio technician: John Martin
Phone: 206-543-0748
Email: jtmartin@uw.edu
Room 117

Faculty should contact the studio technician well in advance to schedule any in shop introductions and work periods.

Students are encouraged to contact the studio technician to schedule appointments to receive one on one instruction in any practices not covered by current SOA curricula.