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Wood Shop

close up of drill bits


Use of the School’s Wood Shop is restricted to UW students currently registered for studio art classes who have completed the required wood shop orientation/training and are working on SoA+AH+D class projects.


The School’s Wood Shop is located on the first floor of the Art Building in 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 + Art History + Design curricula.  Most students’ first contact with the Wood Shop is through an introductory course within their program.  These introductory courses schedule class time in the Wood Shop to discuss and practice safe wood working skills specific to a field of study.  These skills may be building a canvas stretching frame or panel (ART 291), building a series of small tables (ART 351), exploring negative and positive space through construction/deconstruction of a series of cubes (ART 272), designing and cutting shapes to practice Itajime Shibori textile dyeing (ART 227), among many others.

Typically a student’s first visit to the Wood Shop includes an introduction to safe practices and conduct given by the studio technician. The student will also fill out paperwork to register as a current user of the Wood Shop.

Available Equipment

See the list of wood shop and industrial design equipment.

Space Type: 
Technology + Equipment