Our wood shop has various hand and power tools to help you get your project done. There are also benches and computer numeric controlled (CNC) routers for more detailed projects! Users have made many different things from shelves for their dorm to guitars to skateboards! If you're willing to try, almost anything can be made!
Using Our shop
Access and Safety
The Wood Shop is accessible to all students, staff, and faculty attending Rutgers University. Safety protocols must be followed at all times, with no exceptions. Successful completion of our online safety and basic use course and in person test are required prior to use of the wood shop. Users without this certification should not be in the woodshop for any reason (outside of tours) and are not allowed to use the tools.
The Maker Store has a small supply of materials available for purchase in the woodshop however, we cannot guarantee that we will always have material on hand for purchase. We suggest that you acquire your own material. If you are unable to obtain the material you need, please contact a member of our staff and we will do our best to help you source the material you are looking for.
Basic wood shop tools are available for use after your initial safety training course. We do have more advanced tools like our ShopBot CNC, planer, jointer and shaper which will requre additional safety training prior to use.