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Woodworking Workshop

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 of texts and periodicals on 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 (starting with a Woodworking Orientation Session, below). 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.

Fall 2018

The Woodworking Workshop will be open for the Fall term from
Wed, September 12, through Fri, November 30.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID.


Sun & Mon: closed
Tue & Fri: 1 pm – 5 pm
Wed & Thu: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sat: 9 am – noon & 1 pm – 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

Woodworking Orientation Sessions

Attendance at one orientation session will provide an introduction to the safe use of major power tools and, together with successfully completing the On-line Woodworking Safety Module, will certify students to use the Hopkins Center Woodworking Shop. Register online or at the Hopkins Center Box Office. Fee: $5

Click on the following dates to enroll in an orientation session. (Dartmouth students must first log in via the Hopkins Center for the Arts green Student Log‑in portal to access these links. If you have trouble with the log-in process, call or email the Hop Box office at hop.box.office@dartmouth.edu  or 603.646.2422.)

Wed, September 19 at 2 pm
Wed, September 19 at 6 pm
Thu, September 27 at 2 pm
Thu, September 27 at 6 pm
Tue, October 2 at 6 pm
Tue, October 9 at 6 pm
Tue, October 16 at 6 pm
Tue, October 23 at 6 pm


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 that reply to the Woodshop staff, and you will be certified to use shop’s power tools.

Workshop Schedule

Fee includes all materials. Orientation included in each workshop.
All workshops are held on Fridays, 6–9 pm

Bowl Turning: September 28 - $20
Build a Side Table: October 5 & 12 - $35
Bowl Turning: November 2 - $20
Bandsaw Boxes: November 9 - $20

To register for a workshop contact:
gregory.elder@dartmouth.edu, 603.646.2347

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.