Chair Making

New Batch Starting Nov 2018.

Call +65 9117 8440 to find out more.

Introduction to Fine Woodworking

This course covers the crafting of a modern windsor-inspired chair held with wedged tenon joinery. The chair is made from square timber stock, so you’d be learning the use of the bandsaw, lathe and various hand tools to shape and construct the joinery required to hold the chair together. The rest of the work is hand rasping, carving and a whole lot of sanding.

8 Weekly Sessions Starting

1st to 4th November.

Each class is repeated in the following timeslots:

Thursday 7pm

Sunday 10am/2pm

Attend any timeslot at your convenience.

3 hours each session
++ extra work
Expect to spend 48 hours approximately on this project.

Why make one?

Chairs are functional objects, and can be a great first project for anyone looking to learn about fine woodworking and furniture making. Not only should a chair be well made and look beautiful, its form also has to be designed for comfort. As such, chair making is our favourite project for developing the skills of the beginner woodworker. The course duration might be slightly longer than what most first-timers would expect, with ample time built in to hone techniques. The demanding syllabus will definitely challenge and engage the passionate woodworker – create the first one and continue to make multiple pieces thereafter!

Class Fees

Class fees of $1380 covers 8 classes, all access to the shop over 60 days and storage of your project.

SkillsFuture Eligible

Yes this class is a SkillsFuture funded class (CRS-N-0043554), so you can pay part of your class fees with SkillsFuture credit, claims must be made prior to course commencement.

Need a special arrangement for your classes?

Call us at +65 91178440 to find out if we can accommodate your schedule.

Attend the Classes 

Come for our weekly chair making class. We have all the tools and equipment to guarantee your project a success.

 

Main class demonstration starts on the dot, so please don’t be late. 

Nov – Dec 2018 Schedule

Thursday – 7PM

 

Sunday – 10AM/2PM

1st-4th Nov – Day 1

8th-11th Nov – Day 2

15th-18th Nov –  Day 3

22nd-25th Nov – Day 4

29th Nov – 2nd Dec – Day 5

6th-9th Dec – Day 6

13th – 16th Dec – Day 7

20th-13rd Dec – Day 8

Make Up Classes?

If you can’t make it for the standard classes, we can do a special makeup class for you at $90 additional per session.

November 2018 Batch

Our next batch start date is November. Book in advance if you need to apply for SkillsFuture Claims.

Put in the extra hours.

For first timers, it would be difficult to achieve perfection within the standard workshop hours. Our shop is available for use for refining your project during the 60 days course period.

Workshop Hours: We’re closed on Monday, open 10am-5pm otherwise.

Made From Scratch

You will be making the chair from scratch, so you’d be learning every detail of fine furniture making.

Exceed your own expectations.

Our students are always surprised when they complete their first chair. Furniture is a craft that requires more patience than skills and talent, with your handwork and our guidance, you will produce custom shop quality on your first attempt.

Express yourself.

While the structure of the chair is fixed, there is room for creativity when it comes to sculpting the form of the chair. No two chairs will be alike.

Wedged Tenon Joinery.

You will be spending hours perfecting each joint on the lathe, drill press and by hand.

Nov 2018

Discover the fine craftsman in you.

Phone/ WhatsApp: +65 9117 8440