In response to COVID-19, all Making Center spaces are closed for the rest of the semester. Follow this link for updates and remote resources from the Making Center.


Weaving & Dye Lab


Shoemaking Studio

Labs, Shops, and Studios

E4 Wood Shop

25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •   Hours
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

    • Update

  • Open Orientations for Spring 2020 are completed for the semester.  They will begin again in Fall 2020
  • Due to the cancellation of the Thursday, March 12th event in 25 east 13th, shops will be open normal hours
  • Update – E4 Metal Shop will be closed to the general student body from March 13th – April 12th.  We will update you once we have more information.


There are 2 Tiers of  Open Sign up Orientations for Wood Shop machinery and tools. The completion of each Tier gives students access to specific equipment in the E4 Wood Shop and N2 General Shop.

  • Tier 1 Orientation covers the safe operation of the band saws, drill presses, sanders, and basic hand tools.
  • Tier 2 Orientation covers the safe operation of the Table Saw, Miter Saw and Panel Saw. 


You can sign up for the Tier 1 Orientation  here

You can sign up for the Tier 2 Orientation here

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 to understand all safety protocol and policy of the facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and proper equipment use. The Woodshop 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.



Monday- Friday: 9:00 am -10:00pm*
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am -7:00pm*

*Midway through the day all operations are stopped for clean-up/reset. End of day cleanup begins at 9:00pm, All students must exit the shop by 9:30pm

Spring Break Hours

Monday – Wed: 1 pm – 5 pm



  • No open toe shoes or heels allowed.
  • 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 a MSDS sheet for the material. The needed MSDS sheets contain 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 before the purchase. The official MSDS website may also have the needed MSDS sheets 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 services if your materials do not comply with the Making Center’s safety standards.

You may purchase pre-approved materials from our Making Center Material Store.

E4 Wood Shop Calendar

Related 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