Wood Drying Shed

Just outside the Robertshaw building on IUP’s South Campus sits a twenty-by-forty-foot woodshed built by students in 2009 as part of a three-week architectural woodworking class. The specially designed building protects the freshly cut wood from campus trees while it air dries. Gaps between slats of the shed’s wood siding allow fresh air to circulate, and inside, hundreds of boards are stickered with pieces of scrap wood for ideal drying. The wood retains much of its color and texture, making for special material for use by students of the Center for Turning and Furniture Design. The shed is also home for the Wood-Mizer portable sawmill and cutting yard.

Photos courtesy of the IUP Magazine


The Center for Turning and Furniture Design
Department of Art/College of Fine Arts
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
470 South 11th Street, Indiana, PA 15705 USA
Steve Loar, Director
Email: slowtech@iup.edu
Phone: 724.465.0758