Using the Woodworking Studio

The OSU Craft Center woodworking studio is available for student member use. Hand tools (like jigsaws) can be used after an orientation with one of the techs (pop in during tech times), and the large equipment (anything in there that requires a key) can be used during staffed tech times or independently after passing a Safety Assessment Workshop.

To use the woodworking studio, you will need to fill out a membership form, sign the woodworking agreement form, and have an orientation during tech times. The Wood Studio is open Fall, Winter & Spring Terms.

If your level of experience is above complete beginner but not at the level where you are comfortable taking a SAW, the access you will have is to hand tools (available for check out at the front desk) unless working during a Tech Time with guidance from a Wood Tech. 

If you are a total novice, but you are interested in using the studio and learning, we recommend you take a class or workshop, where you will gain a good foundation to woodworking and safe big equipment operation. There is also help available during studio Tech Times, but you will learn far more in a class.

Wood Studio Policies

WOODSHOP ORIENTATION required for all levels in order to use the wood studio - available any time during our Tech Hours and by special arrangement. This must be renewed annually following the academic calendar, along with completing a Wood Studio User Agreement.

SAFETY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP (SAW): required in order to gain use of the large woodshop equipment outside of supervised tech times, you must first pass a SAW. These are conducted by arrangement with our Wood Tech, (schedule available at Front Desk). If you pass the SAW there will be a $20 lab to cover costs of replacing and sharpening blades. The following will also be required for big equipment use:


The Craft Center does not provide insurance to its users. Members must accept full responsibility for their actions, including reimbursing others for damages to them or their property. Members are responsible to replace tools or equipment damaged by their misuse. Memberships may be revoked with no refund for dangerous actions or inappropriate conduct. The Craft Center works to keep all its equipment in good and safe working condition. If you see any dangerous situations or damaged equipment, please report them to the Craft Center Desk Staff immediately. The Craft Center is not responsible for members personal tools, materials or projects left out in the studios.