Woodshop

The College of Architecture Woodshop provides students a space to gain real-world woodworking experience while honing their building and design skills. The Woodshop  provides students a wide array of hand tools, power tools, and machinery.

Location 

Langford B Room 111

Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Contact

woodshop@arch.tamu.edu


About the Facility

The Woodshop provides a clean and safe environment where students can create high-quality projects, develop their woodworking and advance their construction skills. Student employees and a full-time supervisor with knowledge in woodworking, modern design and best building practices are always present. Together they oversee the shop’s daily operations.

Available Tools:

  • Lathe
  • Band saw
  • Table saw
  • Router table
  • Drill press
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Stationary belt sander
  • Panel saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • A wide array of hand tools

Use of the Woodshop

The Woodshop is available to anyone in the College of Architecture to use free of charge. With approval, faculty and students outside of the college may use the Woodshop at an hourly charge based per project. If you have any questions, please come by and discuss with the Woodshop supervisor.

Location: Langford B 111

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Laser Lounge

The Woodshop has laser cutters available that can be used to precisely cut designs out of a variety of materials. Use of the laser cutters for College of Architecture students is free for school-related projects.

Location: Langford A 107B

Cutting Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Laser Cutting Procedures

  1. Choose an approved material for your laser cutting project. You may provide your own material, or purchase from the Woodshop where an invoice will be provided. You can complete your purchase in-person or online through the Texas A&M MarketPlace.
  2. Put your files on a USB flash drive and bring it to the appropriate location:
    1. For paper cuts, go to the MakerPlace (Langford A Room 107B). For other materials, go to the Woodshop (Langford B Room 111).
    2. We do not accept files after 4:30 p.m.
  3. We will evaluate your files to find any errors or changes you might need to make to improve the outcome of your cut. 
  4. Once your file is approved and paid for, we will run your cut. 
  5. When your cut is complete, you will be notified by email with the location of your completed order. 

If you need help setting up a file, choosing a material, using AutoCAD and the template file, or would like to schedule a class helpdesk session, please email woodshop@arch.tamu.edu to schedule an appointment.


Safety

Woodshop protocol demands that all shop patrons make safety their utmost consideration. Prior to utilizing the shop, each student must: 

How to Find Safety Materials on eCampus

  1. Email the Woodshop supervisor with your name and Texas A&M email to request access to the Architecture Lab shared Google Drive.
  2. Once you receive access, log in to your TAMU Google Drive account and click on the Architecture Lab under the Shared Drives tab.
  3. Click on the Safety Modules folder and then the Architecture Lab Safety Training folder. You must watch all the videos, read all the manuals, and take all of the safety quizzes. A 90% or above is required to pass each quiz.

Safety Walk-through

You must complete a safety walk-through prior to using the space. Please make an appointment with the woodshop supervisor to complete this requirement. To complete the safety walkthrough, you must bring the following:

  1. Proof you have completed and passed the required safety quizzes on the shared drive. Screenshots or prints of your quiz scores are acceptable.
  2. A User Safety Agreement (PDF) for processing.
  3. Your student or faculty ID to confirm your affiliation with the university.

Woodshop Supervisor