The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design’s Wood Lab has been part of the historic fabric of the school since the beginning, providing an essential space for hands-on learning.
As a robust facility capable of experimentation at multiple scales, the Wood Lab supports projects ranging from light fixtures and furniture to three-dimensional models. Located on the ground level of Vol Walker Hall, the lab houses table saws, band saws, drill presses, belt sanders, a chop saw, scroll saw, jointer, planer, lathe, metal brake and many hand tools.
The facility is staffed by one full-time wood craft specialist and several undergraduate student assistants and is available to Fay Jones School students and faculty for design, coursework and research projects. Before using the facility, everyone must go through orientation as well as training sessions for specific tools. More details about the requirements for using the facility are outlined in the Fabrication Laboratories Handbook found on the policy page.
Wood Lab Hours
M-TH 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
F 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
SAT 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SUN 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Reservations can be made at designreserve.uark.edu.
All consultations must be booked at least 24 Hours in advanced.
Closed for lecture series.
Other changes to hours will be sent by email and posted in announcements.
Wood Lab Fabrication Specialist