Furniture Design

Show your work

Furniture design students actively exhibit their work in the community, and public art projects are regularly part of the curriculum.

Benches and tools

The furniture design program takes up 8,000 square feet of studio space, split into two rooms. Graduate students have their own studios. A filter wall spray booth and a wood storage room are a short walk down the hall.


Bench room

  • 14 shared workbenches
  • Drill presses
  • Scroll saws
  • Mortising equipment
  • Two computer stations
  • Drafting station
  • Vacuum pressing station for advanced laminating and veneer techniques
  • Tool cabinets with hand tools, small power tools, and design materials
  • Vertical lockers for storing lumber and other materials

Tool room

  • Sanding and grinding station
  • Dust collection capabilities
  • Three bandsaws
  • Two planers
  • Two jointers
  • Two table saws
  • Vertical panel saw
  • Chop station with two saws and one radial arm saw
  • Router table
  • 36-inch wide belt sander
  • Oscillating spindle sander
  • Oscillating 9-inch edge sander
  • 20-inch disk sander
  • 12⁄6-inch belt disk sander
  • Sand-Rite pneumatic drum sander
  • Vertical metal mill
  • Large capacity metal lathe

Potential careers

  • Museum gallery preparator or technician
  • Cabinet shop technician
  • Set design technician
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Custom interior designer
  • Technician for nonprofit art centers


  • Arts and design educator
  • Professional studio artist
  • Industrial designer specializing in furniture


Ray Duffey

Ray Duffey

Director of Safety Curriculum, Shop Manager

Katie Hudnall

Katie Hudnall

Assistant Professor

Cory Robinson

Cory Robinson

Director of the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, Associate Professor

Shelley Spicuzza

Shelley Spicuzza

Digital Fabrication/Imaging Lab Coordinator

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