Fiber Arts & Dye Lab


E4 Tool Checkout, E4 Material Store, E4 Open Work Space

E4 Wood Shop

Open to: all students who have taken the mandatory orientation
Parsons East Building, 25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

This facility will be by appointment only until further notice.

Orientations will not be offered in the Spring 2021 Semester. Students who were oriented in the past will retain access.

Remote Help Desk

For new or returning students interested in project planning and/or design implementation, we offer our E4 Virtual Open Hours to address any questions, concerns, and advice for projects/general E4 Access.

Note: Calendar only works for those with an active New School account.

Technician Consultation

Speak with one of the E4 Technicians, who assist students with their projects and guide them towards the best Lab, Shop, and/or Studio to accomplish their goals. Students must come prepared with initial drawings, dimensions, and material list.

Reservation / Use Protocol

All authorized students intending to use shop resources MUST make shop reservations on in the relevant area.

The Technician Consultation Appointment Calendar will appear once you complete your reservation in LibCal.

  1. Please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined in the access protocol carefully.
  2. Make a Technician Consultation.
  3. Request a seat at least 48 hours in advance of coming to campus. After scheduling a technician consultation (or sometimes even during one), request a seat via in the relevant area.

In the event that you need to cancel or change your booking, (barring emergency) please do so at least 48 hours prior to your current booking to allow other students utilize the time slot. Failure to do so can result in you losing your booking access for the week. Please reach out if you have any questions.

At this time we are not accepting outside material. Material can be purchased from the E4 Material Store. Please confirm your purchase with the technician during your virtual consultation.

About the E4 Wood Shop

The E4 Wood Shop is equipped with sanders, drill presses, jointer, planer, table router, multi router, lathes and various saws. Students are responsible for understanding all safety protocols and policies of each facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment/PPE (personal protective equipment) and proper equipment use. The Wood Shop is staffed with technicians and student technical assistants during all open hours to provide instructional support.

Additional hand tools and accessories are available for loan through the E4 Tool Checkout. If you would like to purchase materials to use in the Wood Shop, such as Plywood or Trupan, please visit the E4 Material Resale Center.


  • No open toe shoes or heels
  • No loose clothing
  • All long hair must be tied back
  • All hanging accessories must be removed


Before purchasing any materials not on the E4 Wood Shop Approved Materials list, get an MSDS sheet for the material. The MSDS sheet contains important information about handling, storage, safety needs and disposal of the material. Check the manufacturer or producer’s website for the MSDS sheet for your material or ask at the register prior to purchase. The official MSDS website may also have the necessary MSDS sheet(s) for your material as well.

Any material not on our list must be approved by the E4 Facilities Manager before it may be used in the facilities. The E4 Wood Shop staff reserve the right to refuse service if your materials do not comply with the Making Center’s safety standards.

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  Wood Working Hand Tools
  •  Drill Press
  •  Jointer
  •  Planer
  •  Table Router
  •  Multi-Router
  •  Trim Router
  •  Plunge Router
  •  Table Saw
  •  Panel Saw
  •  Edge Sander
  •  Spindle Sander
  •  Disc Sander
  •  Bandsaw
  •  Lathe
  •  Benchtop Lathe
  •  Biscuit Joiner
  •  Domino Joiner
  •  Vacupress
  •  Pnuematic Orbital Sander


E4 Wood Shop Calendar

Safety Requirements

  • All students must wear a dust mask.

    Required Dust Mask

  • All students must wear ear protection.

    Required Ear Protection

  • All students must wear eye protection.

    Required Eye Protection

  • All students must wear face sheilds.

    Required Face Shield