In our hyper-digitised age, there’s a certain charm associated with picking up a hobby that lets you undergo a digital detox and engage your hands in a space away from glaring screens and clacking keyboards.
Woodworking is one such pursuit, offering keen craftsmen an opportunity to learn how to shape one of nature’s oldest materials into a personal object. From picking up the basics of the craft to designing and building your own furniture, we’ve rounded up a guide on where you can learn woodworking in Singapore.
Singapore’s leading workshop for both wood and leather craftsmanship has a seriously extensive armada of woodworking workshops to pick from. From a simple class where you can learn to make a bowl to one where you build a nightstand from scratch, Tombalek is a budding craftsman’s playground.
From $150 per class.
The Common Bench is all about family-friendly crafting, but they have a woodworking 101 course designed specifically for adults. The three-hour session caters to total amateurs, allowing them to try their hand at various woodworking techniques and skills, like sawing, basic joinery and finishing. For those who are simply taking a gander at woodworking to see if it’s something they will enjoy, then this is for you.
S$168 per class.
Local multi-generational carpenters, Roger & Sons, don’t just custom-make furniture. In an attempt to broaden the appreciation Singaporeans have for this longstanding craft, the carpenters also host bi-monthly woodworking workshops that cater to the size of the group you’re with. Simply post an enquiry and let Roger & Sons handle the rest.
The Ground Up Initiative is all about recapturing the kampung spirit, and with that comes its focus on crafting workshops that include woodworking as well. There are a variety of woodworking classes to join, ranging from fundamentals to an advanced course, with each of them typically spanning multiple days. If you’re serious about your new hobby, then definitely consider The Ground Up Initiative.
From S$420 a class.