Malacca Chair & Couch Making


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Malacca Chair & Couch Making


Inspired by the cafe culture of Jonker Street, we’ve designed these upholstered chairs and couches as a compliment to the fine woodwork taught at our Mandai workshop. This entry level project is perfect for those interested in learning woodworking and upholstery. While the emphasis is on sewing and foaming, there is a significant portion of wood carving and basic lap joinery. It is less strenous than all-wood projects, but requires more focus due to the sewing components.

Time commitment

4 hours a week for 8 weeks.

Project coverage

60 days unlimited workshop usage for completing the project.

(Accelerate your progress by taking more classes each week with our flexible scheduling.)

Students need to be 16 years and older to attend unsupervised.

Class Schedule

Week 1 – Basic Form Work and Lap Joints

Week 2 – Leg and Arms Contour Cutting

Week 3 – Arm Carving

Week 4 – Legs and Arms Sanding

Week 5 – Upholstery hand work

Week 6 – Sewing Upholstery I

Week 7 – Sewing Upholstery 2

Week 8 – Final Sanding and Oiling

Start Date *

Choose your start date, classes run consecutively for 8 weeks, feel free to swap around the class dates and timings after the first week, it’s completely flexible.

Wood Options

Your choice of timber for this chair project. (Default subject to seasonal changes.) If you can’t decide now, just select the default and choose to upgrade later!

Fabric Option *

Join us at Singapore Textile Centre with exclusive Tombalek Student Discounts or buy something from your favourite supplier.

Cloth dimensions:
2mx1.4m for Single Seater
4mx1.4m for Double Seater


Make a single seater chair or two seater couch.

Our two-seater couch is available as a 2 pax project, and would be perfect for couples or families. Do note that 2 students working on a single couch would impose some restrictions on equipment, instructor attention and space, especially during weekends. If you would like to have a perfect learning experience for both students, you might want to consider signing up for 2 x single seater.

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