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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 2023-24 Update

For Shop Hours, please visit E4 Wood Calendar

Please view the Calendar Above for Open Shop Hours


E4 Summer Update

All E4 Facilities will be closed during the Summer Session.  They will open again for the Fall ’24 semester


E4 Material Store is closed for the Semester

The store will be closed over summer break to restock our materials and update our inventory. For this reason, all previously purchased items must be picked up by May 15th. Please come back at the re-opening of the Fall semester.


E4 Facilities: End of Semester 

Last Day of Open Hours – The last day the E4 Metal Shop will be open will be Sunday, May 12th at 6 pm.  All Shops will be closed after this date.  


Fine Art Open Studios – March 28th, 4pm-9pm (SHOPS CLOSED)

All E4 Facilities (Wood, Metal, and Tool Checkout) will close at 4 pm Thursday, Mar 7th for BFA/MFA Open Studios.  Normal hours will resume at 9 am Friday, Mar 29th.


Emergency Closure March 20th, 2024

Due to a sudden staffing absence, the E4 Metal Shop will be closing early today at 5pm.  Please use the N2 General Shop for your wood needs. Sorry for the inconvenience


E4 Orientations concluded for the Spring

E4 Orientations have concluded for the semester to leave room for additional Open Task Time for Midterms and Finals.  If you would like, please fill out the Orientation Wait List to be notified of future orientations being offered.



If you need to schedule a class demo, please do so by contacting Facilities Manager, Damien Vera at

We ask that you give us at least three weeks notice such that students can be made aware of altered open task time.

Mandatory Orientation

E4 Wood Shop Tier 2 Orientation

The Tier 2 Woodshop Orientation trains you to use the table saw, miter saw, and panel saw.

The Tier 1 Orientation is a prerequisite for the Tier 2 Orientation.

Before entering the shop for the physical portion of the Orientation, please be ready to show your Canvas portion grade to the Tech.  At the end of the training, you will receive a sticker to show that you have completed this training. Orientations will start promptly on time.  All late arrivals will be turned away and have to reschedule


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

failure to adhere to the dress code will result in you being turned away

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