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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities

Wood Design



Lecturer Joshua Humphrey
Telephone: 509-963-2665





The focus of the wood design program is on the use of wood as an art and design medium. The program is designed to enable students to conceptualize, design, and create one-of-a-kind functional and pseudo-functional studio furniture and related artwork. Courses provide students the opportunity to develop their conceptual and technical abilities while creating a variety of projects.  Instruction covers the use of traditional and advanced tools and processes commonly used to shape and fabricate wood-based objects. The emphasis of the basic course is on creative problem solving, visual literacy, hand tool proficiency and quality craftsmanship.


Separate bench and power machinery rooms which are equipped with a wide variety of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary machinery.

A recent health/safety upgrade resulted in a new sawdust collection system and the addition of general room ventilation. Also available for student use is a walk-in spray booth for finishing.


  • 2 Delta 10" Unisaws
  • CKM (Sunhill) 20" Planer
  • Delta 8"Jointer
  • Rikon 18" Bandsaw & Delta 14" Bandsaw
  • Delta Drill Press
  • Delta Chisel Mortiser
  • Delta Shaper
  • Delta Finishing Sander
  • Oliver Spindle Sander
  • Delta 12" Miter Saw
  • Delta Wood Lathe




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