Woodworking can be both an additive and subtractive process where pieces of wood are cut, shaped, joined, and finished to create the desired object.
One benefit to woodworking is having control of the object throughout the entire process. The actual wood being cut, shaped, and joined, is a piece of the final object. Another benefit is the beauty, warmth, and uniqueness of the material itself. Each piece has the signs of being a living material!
Our 2,500 square foot Woodworking Department is well equipped with the following to make most wooden objects safely and effectively from sheet goods, hardwood, and lumber:
SawStop Professonal 52”, 3HP Tablesaw
Safety Speed 64” x 120” Vertical Panel Saw
Makita 12” Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw
(2) 14” Bandsaws
20” Variable Speed Scroll Saw
Baileigh Industrial 15” Variable Speed Drill Press
Powermatic 6" Jointer, Helical Cutterhead
Baileigh Industrial 15" Planer
12" x 36", Variable Speed Wood Lathe
Many Wood Turning Tools
Steam Bender (4” x 120” capacity)
24" x 32" Cast Iron Router Table w/ Lift and Dedicated 3.25HP Router
24" x 20" Horizontal Router Table w/ Dedicated Router Motor
Delta 6” x 48” Belt / 12” Disc Combo Sander
Laguna 6” x 99” Horizontal Oscillating Belt Sander
Dedicated Finishing Room for Wipe-On Finishes
Chemical and Finishing Supply Storage
Access to Metal Shop Finishing Room / Spray Booth during Class time, with Instructor Guidance
Access to Metal Shop Finishing Room / Spray Booth during Open Studio Access time, with appropriate STUC
Cyclone Dust Collection
Air Filtration Units
Assortment of hand and power tools
Material and Supplies offered for purchase in Department Shop
Storage for Material, Supplies, and Projects in Department Shop
Become a Member of CIADC and receive discounted tuition and Studio Access rates!
Studio Access is work time outside of Class time, and available to all current Students and former Students.