Woodworking Workshop

In our Woodworking Workshop students learn traditional and modern woodworking techniques. They become familiar with the nature of wood and learn the key rules of using wood in the production of everyday objects. Under the supervision of experienced teachers, students go through all phases of the design process, from prototypes to the detailed final products.

Interior of a woodworking workshop. Large workbench, in the background stationary machines, milling machines, grinders, wood lathes.
Woodworking Workshop, School of Form


What equipment is available?

Our professional woodworking equipment offers a vast range of possibilities for creative endeavors. Students have access to the following machines: circular saws, milling machines, grinders, a wood-turning lathe, a band saw, a drill press, and a horizontal wood-boring machine. The workshop is also equipped with numerous power tools, such as jigsaws, electric screwdrivers, grinders, electric planers, a plunge router, and a few hundred traditional non-electric tools. Additionally, there is an ample supply of wood materials.
Our prototyping studio is part of the Woodworking Workshop, providing students with a respite from the intensive work ongoing in the main workshop. The prototyping studio, available to students outside of teaching hours, is a space for experimenting, individual concept development, and group brainstorming. This very spacious room, ideal for developing large-format projects, is equipped with many tables, seating spaces, and boards.

Learning Opportunities

What can you learn here?

Cutting, polishing, drilling, bending wood using the vacuum and heating technique, shaving, and cutting using both analogue and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling machines, gluing, shaving, and woodturning — these are just a few techniques that you will learn in our Woodworking Workshop.
The wide range of equipment at your disposal allows you to develop prototypes and objects using a variety of techniques. Starting with a raw board of wood, you will learn the process of making plywood and plyboard. You will also make your own tools and non-standard elements to meet the unique requirements of your project.
Once you complete our equipment training, you will be able to use the majority of the machines and tools available in the Woodworking Workshop. If you wish to further develop your woodworking skills, you may learn how to use all of the machines during additional individual training sessions.


Szymon Pasierb

Head of the woodworking and metal workshop, furniture and product designer, graduate of London Metropolitan University


Maciej Leśniak

Assistant in the woodworking and metal workshop, designer


Stanisław Macleod

Assistant in the woodworking and metal workshop, furniture and product designer, graduate of Glasgow School of Art