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The Woodworking Shop offers a rare opportunity to learn woodworking from professional craftspeople. No prior experience is necessary. Beginners are welcome.

The shop offers instruction in all aspects of woodworking including furniture design, cabinetmaking,wood turning and carving. You'll find extensive tools and machinery, a finishing room equipped with a spray booth and a studio for matting and framing photos, prints, posters, and drawings. There is also an extensive library with texts and periodicals relating to furniture design and construction as well as general issues in the history of design.

Students of all levels of experience are encouraged to try out the shop. You could build a set of shelves, a desk, or perhaps a cabinet for your video, TV and audio systems. Studio Art students might want to build canvas stretchers; engineering students might need to construct models or prototypes. Woodshop instructors are always available to help you with all aspects of your work.


Open to Dartmouth students with valid Dartmouth College ID identifying them as such.

*Dartmouth Students: You must log in to your Hop account first. The link above will not work unless you are logged in. If you have trouble with the login process, call or email the Hop Box office at hop.box.office@dartmouth.edu or 603.646.2422.
Attendance at one orientation session will provide an introduction to the safe use of major power tools and will certify students to use the Hopkins Center Woodworking Shop. Register online or at the Hopkins Center Box Office. Fee: $5

  • Thu • Mar 31 • 2 pm
  • Thu • Mar 31 • 6 pm
  • Wed • Apr 6 • 6 pm
  • Tue • Apr 12 • 6 pm
  • Tue • Apr 26 • 6 pm

Woodworking Safety Module

  • After attending one Orientation session, please go online to the Environmental Health and Safety website, log in, choose Woodworking.
  • Upon completion of the safety module, you will receive an automatic email reply. Show us that reply from EHS, and you will be certified to use the woodshop power tools.

Tuesday and Friday: 15 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 1–9 pm
Saturday:  9 am–12 pm and 1 5 pm

Regular Shop users should note the dates and times on the Orientation Schedule as the shop will be closed to regular use during scheduled orientation sessions.


  • Students: $12 per term



The Woodworking Shop is located downstairs in the Hopkins Center, room 62, across from the Paddock Music Library.
Woodworker Dudley Whitney, one of the treasured teachers in the Hop’s Student Workshops, was the subject of this December 1 profile in an NPR series celebrating great teachers and teaching!

Download the 2015 Student Workshops Newsletter

For more information email Greg Elder or call the Woodworking Workshop (603.646.2347) during studio hours.