280 Wood Shop

The 280 Wood Shop provides students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with all the necessary tools and machinery to make anything from stretcher bars to a fine piece of furniture. Skilled supervisors are always on staff to offer assistance in using all of the facilities, from the most basic tools to the most advanced fabrication equipment.

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Tool Highlights

  • Belt and disc Sanders
  • Jointer
  • Miter saws
  • Sewing machine
  • Table saw
  • Double miter saw for framing
  • Mortise machine
  • Routers
  • Various hand tools
  • Drill presses
  • Lathes
  • Planer
  • Scroll saws
  • Band saw



Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.


Basic Wood Shop (includes band saw, sanders, miter saw & table saw)


  • Lathe
  • Stretcher/Panel
  • Frame Making
  • Art Installations


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