Chair Making

Redesigned for 2019.

 

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Call +65 9117 8440 to find out more.

Redesign

After a year’s run, the course has been redesigned with numerous design improvements including a deeper rabbet joint, larger back rest and a steeper lean on the back rest, producing a stylish lounge chair aesthetic. Additionally, the seat has been reduced to a 2-3 piece construction from the previous 5 piece design, making a much more seamless and beautiful seat.

This will be our best chair yet, although not immediately distinguishable on first glance, we have made the new design incredibly comfortable and luxurious.

Introduction to Fine Woodworking

This furniture course covers the crafting of a modern european style chair, with double rabbet joinery sculpted to appear seamless and flowing. The chairs are made from square timber stock, so you’d be learning the use of the bandsaw and routers to shape and construct the joinery required to hold the chair together. The rest of the work is hand rasping and carving and a whole lot of sanding.

8 Weekly Sessions Starting

9th-13th January 2019.

Each class is repeated in 9 timeslots:

Wednesday 10am

Thursday 2pm/6:30pm

Friday 2pm/6:30pm

Saturday 10am/2pm

Sunday 10am/2pm

Attend any timeslot at your convenience.

3 hours each class.
+ 3 hours of course work each week.
Expect to spend 48 hours at least on this project.

Why make one?

Chairs are functional objects, and a great first project if you’re looking to learn about fine woodworking and furniture making. Not only does it have to be well made and look beautiful, the form of the chair has to be comfortable. As such, chair making is our favourite project for developing the skills of the beginner.

Class Fees

Class fees of $1580 covers 8 classes, all access to the shop over 60 days and storage of your project.

Discount

The class fees are on discount at $1380 till 3rd December to keep inline with 2018 pricing so as to be fair for those who have been on waitlist for 2018. The price goes up after that date so sign up early!

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 once weekly chair making class between Wednesday and Sunday. We have all the tools and equipment to guarantee your project a success.

 

We run the 8 week program once every two months.

Jan-March 2018 Schedule

9th -13th Jan – Router Dadoing and Bandsaw Work

16th -20th Jan – Router Rabbeting and Joint Fitting

23rd – 27th Jan – Joint Refinement and Seat Carving

30th Jan – 3rd Feb – Arm and Back Rest Positioning and Joinery Refinement

13th -17th Feb – Arm Sculpting

20th – 24th Feb – Glue Up

27th Feb – 3rd March – Joint Blending and Back Rest Carving

6th – 10th March – Final Sanding and Oiling

Do note you’d need to spend 6 hours a week for 8 weeks at least.

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.

Put in the hours.

After each 3 hour class there is 3 hours of course work to complete, we recommend setting aside a minimum of 48 hours to complete the project over 8 weeks. Our shop is available for use for working on your project during the 60 days period.

Workshop Hours: We’re closed on Monday, open 10am-5pm otherwise. Thursday and Friday nights are open till 10PM.

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.

Exposed Joinery.

You will be spending hours perfecting each joint, just so you can show it off on the outside.

Jan 2019

Discover the fine craftsman in you.

Phone/ WhatsApp: +65 9117 8440