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Woodworking Workshop

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.

Spring 2017 Workshops


Michael Cullen Boxmaking

Michael Cullen: Boxmaking Presentaion (FREE)
Fri • Apr 28 • 6–7:30 pm • Free, open to the public
Woodworking Workshop, Lower Level, Hopkins Center
Presentation by furniture maker Michael Cullen
View Michael’s Website

Michael Cullen: Hands-On Boxmaking Workshop
Sat • Apr 29 • 9 am–4 pm (lunch break: 12–1 pm)
Cost: $150 • Dartmouth students: $50
Open to all skill levels.
Call Hop Box office, 603-646-2422 to register for the workshop.
Call the woodshop, 603-646-2347 for more information.

Spring 2017

The Woodworking Workshop will be open for the Spring term from Tuesday, March 28 through Saturday, June 3.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such


Tue & Fri: 1–5 pm
Wed & Thu: 1–9 pm
Sat: 9 am–12 pm & 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.


Dartmouth students: $12 per term


Thu • Mar 30 • 2 pm
Thu • Mar 30 • 6 pm
Wed • Apr 5 • 6 pm
Tue • Apr 11 • 6 pm
Tue • Apr 25 • 6 pm

*Dartmouth Students: You must first log in via the green Student Log-in portal to sign up online. The links above for the individual sessions will not work unless you are logged in as a student. 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


After attending one Orientation session, please go online to the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) 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.

The Woodworking Shop is located downstairs in the Hopkins Center, room 62, across from the Paddock Music Library.

Photo Gallery

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!

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