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From Tree to Table

ARTDES 300.001, Winter 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $150
Instructor(s): Trumpey, Joe
Semester: Winter 2024

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites.

Description: Have you ever wondered where lumber for your projects comes from? In this course, you will transform logs harvested from campus trees into lumber that you will use to build tables for use on campus. Teams will design the tables based on partnerships with specific U‑M departments. We will explore topics of sustainable forestry, Michigan forestry, Fast Furniture, and table design. Students will develop the skills needed to manufacture furniture-grade tables. You will learn how to operate a sawmill safely!

Frequency: This course is offered occasionally in the winter term.