This is the word Trina Camping used to describe a dark, dank and seemingly abandoned storage space beneath the Woodland Public Library before it was transformed into “Square One,” a workshop used to build and create a range of projects.
Before Square One opened two years ago, the room looked like something out of a horror movie. There were holes in the walls, birds and rats nested among old, discarded library furniture, Camping explained. The room — located on the southern side of a wall adjacent to the Leake Room at 250 First St. — was essentially empty for 30 years, making its renovation challenging.
Now, the 1,600-square-foot space located south of the Leake room in the library courtyard houses a laser cutter, multiple 3D printers, sewing machines and other equipment needed to create.
Known throughout the library community as a “makerspace,” Square One is a…