About the Projects and Maintenance Department

The P&M department performs a wide range of tasks in support of the College of Forestry, including:

  • Repair/maintenance of scientific equipment or other lab / classroom equipment
  • Fabrication of specialized equipment, cabinetry, etc. using metalworking and/or woodworking shop machines
  • Maintenance of College-owned buildings in Peavy Arboretum, including 4 rental residences
  • Remodeling lab/classroom spaces to better support specific academic or research requirements
  • Cutting precise wood samples for use in research
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Logistics support, including handling/delivery of heavy items via forklift, office furniture moving/installation, assisting with setup/takedown for COF events, arranging for storage of research equipment or materials as needed
  • Serve as primary liaison with OSU Facilities to coordinate maintenance or repairs beyond our scope (such as repairs requiring licensed electricians/plumbers/HVAC techs, key and lock work, etc.)
  • Produce high-quality laser-engraved wood signs, plaques, nametags, and other items as required
  • Other special projects as assigned

Have a project in mind? Please submit a Work Order to get started. This will prompt a conversation with us regarding details of the project. You can also email or call at any time to schedule an appointment. (See staff contact information below.)



  • Monday-Thursday, 7:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


Contact Us

Our shops and offices are located in the Oak Creek Building, at 30th and Western at the southwest corner of campus.  If you plan to stop in to discuss a project, please email (preferably) or call ahead of time to ensure we’ll be in the vicinity.