Please make sure any work in the Making Center open work areas (L2, N2) is cleaned up, labeled, and stored properly when you have completed work.


Specialty Sewing Studio


Graphics Lab

Labs, Shops, and Studios

N2 General Shop

66 Fifth Ave, 2nd floor   •   Shop will reopen August 28th
Monday-Friday 9:00am - 10:00pm & Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm.

All shops will follow building holiday hours.
Open to: all New School students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes

The General Wood/Metal Shop is located on the 2nd floor of the N building at 66 Fifth Avenue. The wood shop is equipped with sanders, drill presses, bandsaws, and various light metal work tooling. Students are permitted to work within the shop during open hours once they have completed the required safety training.  Many freshmen will receive the safety training during class, but there are also open training sessions that you can sign up for if you do not receive the training as a part of your curriculum.  Click the “Mandatory Training Sign-Up” button at the top of the page to sign up for a training session.

Please note that the E4 Wood Shop and E4 Metal Shop have separate training sessions required for access to those spaces.


Students are responsible for understanding all safety protocol and policy of the facility regarding etiquette, approved material use, required safety equipment / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and proper equipment use. The shop is staffed with technicians during all open hours and student technical assistants on evenings and weekends to provide instructional support.

This is a list of approved materials permitted for use within the E4 Wood Shop and N2 General Shop.

Any material not on the list must be approved before it may be used in the facilities. Before purchasing a material not listed get a MSDS. These sheets contain important information about handling, storage, safety needs, and disposal of the material. Materials must be approved by the E4 Facilities Manager.

Water Based Contact Cement, Wood Glue

Ready Patch, Vinyl Spackle, Wood Putty

Urethan Foam, Tooling Board (Renshape)

Hardwood, MDF, Masonite, Plywood

Plexiglass, Acrylic Sheet

E4 Wood Shop Required Safety
E4 Wood Shop Approved Materials
E4 Metal Shop Required Safety
E4 Metal Shop Approved Material List

If you are interested in purchasing materials for use in either the Wood Shop or the Metal Shop, please visit the E4 MATERIAL RESALE CENTER

Related Equipment and Tools

• Wood Working Hand Tools