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Wood Shop

25 E 13th St, 4th floor   •   Summer Hours: See N2 General Shop for Woodworking needs.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes


Only continuing students who already have done training can use the shop. 

The E4 Wood Shop is located on the 4th floor of the E building at 25 East 13th Street. The wood shop is equipped with sanders, drill presses, a combination jointer/planer, table router, multi router, lathes, and various saws. Additional hand tools and accessories are available for loan through the E4 Tool Checkout. 2nd-year Parsons students and above are permitted to work within the wood shop during open hours once they have completed the Intro to Wood Training and have received their number “2” sticker. 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 wood shop is staffed with technicians during all open hours and student technical assistants on evenings and weekends to provide instructional support.

E4 Wood Shop Required Safety
E4 Wood Shop Approved Materials

This is a list of approved materials permitted for use within the E4 Wood Shop.

Any material not on the list must be approved before it may be used in the facilities. Before purchasing a material not listed get a MSDS. These sheets contain important information about handling, storage, safety needs, and disposal of the material. Materials must be approved by the E4 Facilities Manager.

Water Based Contact Cement, Wood Glue

Ready Patch, Vinyl Spackle, Wood Putty

Balsa Foam, Tooling Board (Renshape)

Hardwood, MDF, Masonite, Plywood

Plexiglass, Acrylic Sheet


If you would like to purchase materials to use in the Wood Shop (Plywood, Trupan, 2 x 3’s, etc.) you can visit the E4 MATERIAL RESALE CENTER.

Related Equipment and Tools

• Wood Glue

• Wood Working Hand Tools