College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The Craft Center, located on Cal Poly's campus, is where students can unwind from stressful coursework and engage in activities like pottery, surfboard shaping, and stained glass. The pottery studio needed new wedging tables, which are essential for removing air from clay before shaping it. The project involved building two new 7’ x 2.5’ tables that would fit well in the space and be durable. Designed to be 33” tall, these tables are accessible to students of varying heights. They feature a concrete surface that is both durable and porous, helping to absorb some moisture during use. The previous tables were mistakenly discarded during a recent remodel, prompting the need for new ones. This also provided an opportunity to improve the design for better functionality. Enhancements included optimized size, height, and increased storage capacity. The aim is to create tables that withstand the test of time, ensuring that future students can use them for many years. The new tables not only meet the practical needs of the Craft Center but also contribute to a more efficient and enjoyable environment for students to practice their craft.