Wood Shop

Your route to expression.


 Wood shop equipment is highly dangerous, and we require that you take a workshop with us in order to stay safe. However, not all wood shop tools require authorization, so check the lists below before starting a project.
As a reminder, safety glasses must be worn at all times while using wood shop tools.


Do not use headphones to listen to music, wear long untied hair, dangling clothing, jewelry, or open-toed shoes while in the wood shop.
Safety Equipment:
  • Safety glasses
  • Respirators
  • Dust masks
  • Work gloves
  • Headphones

Shop Tools – Authorization Required

We require that you take an authorization workshop with us or receive one-on-one training from an IRL employee before using the wood shop tools below.


  • Circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Table saw
  • Chop/miter saw
  • Scroll saw
  • Band saw

Sanders and Grinders

  • Angle grinder
  • Bench grinder
  • Belt sander

Assorted Equipment

  • Drill press
  • Nail guns
  • Router

Shop Tools – Authorization NOT Required

Sanding and Finishing

  • Dremel hand tool and bit set
  • Orbital sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood files

Hand Woodworking

  • Hand saws
  • Wood chisels

Assorted Tools

  • Hand drills and bit sets
  • Staple guns
  • Wrench sets
  • Screwdrivers
  • Quick-release clamps
  • Vice clamps
  • Corner clamps
  • Hammers
  • Tap and die sets
  • Air compressor

Provided Materials

Available Materials

  • Wood screws and nails
  • Wood glues
  • 4′ x 8′ x 1/2″ plywood sheets
  • 2″ x 4″ lumber
  • Wood scraps
  • 12″ x 12″ and 12″ x 24″ Baltic Birch plywood sheets


Want to get large materials shipped directly to the space? Email us at idearealizationlabdpu@gmail.com to arrange plans.