Access and Safety

The Wood Shop is accessible to all students and faculty attending Rutgers University. Safety protocols must be followed at all times, no exceptions. An online woodworking orientation session will soon be made available as part of a certification requirement to use the shop. Students without this certification should not be in the wood shop for any reason and are not allowed to borrow tools.

Advanced Tools

Due to safety reasons, not all of the tools at the Makerspace are made available to students regardless of completion of the certification. We have a secondary set of tools available to students that will require coordination with staff members at the Makerspace.

Borrowing Tools

The Makerspace has a variety of tools ranging from small hand tools to electric power tools. At this time the only tools that are allowed to be signed out of the Makerspace are small hand tools. You will need to present your RUID as well as fill out a short form detailing the tool(s) you wish to sign out. Tools are to be returned within 2 days. For an extension of a tool return please contact the Makerspace here.

Purchasing Materials

Students and faculty members are responsible for purchasing and supplying their own materials. Materials such as plywood, MDF, birch wood, etc... are not supplied by the Makerspace. We do have some material available for use however, we cannot always guarantee that we can always provide the material on hand for students. Therefore, we suggest that students acquire their own material. If the student or faculty member are unable to obtain material please contact a member of our staff in order to make a purchase order with one of our vendors.