What you'll do
Our day begins with a short introduction to Singapore's furniture industry, and a sharing about where Singapore's solid wood supply comes from, where it has been and how it gets into your hands. You will then learn the basics of finishing a wood product in our commercial workshop space. We will teach 2 ways to prepare solid wood for finishing: hand-sanding and machine-sanding. We'll explain any woody terms you might want to know about, and demystify the process behind how we approach different types of wood. After preparing the raw slab, we will teach you the concept of finishing wood, as well as the techniques to applying your own food-safe finish on your slab. At the end of the day, you will walk away not only with your own slab to turn into a side table/ cheese platter/ shelf, you will leave with a greater appreciation of the value of solid wood in our lives.
I founded The Table Guy Singapore, a solid wood slab furniture business in 2017. Since operations began from a small room in my home, we have customised, crafted, finished and sold hundreds of wood slabs to homes and offices all over Singapore. My company conducts in-house research on solid wood customisation, and we have a reputation for having one of the best finishes in the market. We only use responsibly-sourced wood, and our products range from international (Walnut, White Oak) to local (Singapore Suar, Mahogany).
There is a water cooler on-site, and you're welcome to our instant-coffee and tea.
We will provide: (i) all relevant equipment; (ii) N95 mask (yours) and safety goggles (shared); (iii) your own piece of wood
Where you'll be
This will be conducted in a commercial workshop where we finish our wood slabs professionally for consumer market.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No prior experience required.
If you are especially sensitive to dust, this activity may not be for you. We will also be on our feet quite a bit.
Finish Solid Wood With A Professional
€62 / personNew experience
€62 / person