Have you been mesmerised by DIY woodworking videos online? With a wide range of woodworking classes in Hong Kong, you could easily develop your skill as a carpenter.
Whether you’re looking for a handmade Christmas gift for a friend or an experience with your kids or loved one. Here are five woodworking workshops that could fill the weekends with fun and sprinkles of wood shaving confetti.
Little Corner Wood
Little Corner Wood is like a cosy community centre hidden in an industrial building in Wong Chuk Hang.
Woodwork beginners carefully shave wooden blocks into curved bowls on one end, while experienced hobbyists continue working on their wooden vases surehandedly. Instructors check on different stations while honing their wood carving skills. The different parties exchange notes sometimes.
The woodworking studio offers classes from wooden bowls to carving a sculpture of your pet cat. It also allows experienced woodworkers to rent a wood lathe or other pieces of woodcrafting machinery per session.
Address: Unit A-B, 16/F, Block 1, Kingley Industrial Building, 33-35 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang
Eyeing one of those ergonomic kneeling chairs as a Christmas present? Now you can make your own kneeling chair. Helmed by Ulli, a German wood engineering expert, Drewswork offers more than a dozen workshops from crafting a Minecraft-style sword (HK$580.00) to building a handmade wood bench with traditional joints (HK$2,900.00).
But its biggest attraction is the ergonomic kneeling chair workshop. In addition to being one of the cheapest kneeling chairs available in Hong Kong (from HK$2,580.00), it also allows more customisation from the types of woods to fabrics.
Address: 13A, 14/F, Block A, Veristrong Industrial Centre, 34-36 Au Pui Wan St, Fo Tan
Made Wood Studio
If a one-off hobby class doesn’t satisfy your carpenter’s craving, you can sign up for Made Wood Studio’s three-month woodworking foundation course.
The course will cover the traditional techniques, such as sharpening chisels, cutting, sanding and wood joinery methods without nails. Students will be familiarised with different types of tools so they can re-apply the knowledge to their future projects at home. The course is HK$2,800.00 each.
Address: Room 1506, Wah Tai Industrial Centre B, Kwai Chung
Saturn Wood Workshop
Founded by two arts graduates, Saturn Wood Workshop began when Minnie and Siu Tung wanted to make their own Cajon, a box-shaped drum. Intrigued by carpentry while learning to build their own wooden Cajon, the duo decided to start their own workshop.
Today, you can still contact Saturn for a DIY Cajon workshop. Saturn also offers a range of unique wood home accessories like phone stand, Starry table light and – looking for a small Christmas tree? – a mini “Playful Christmas Tree”.
Contact Saturn directly to get more information
White Puppy Workshop
Warning: You may find time flies by unnoticed if you pay a visit to White Puppy Workshop’s Facebook page.
From recreating a traditional Cantonese milk tea mug in wood to making a wooden Lotte Koala’s March cookie, White Puppy Workshop’s wood crafting videos are beautiful and addictive.
Specialized in delicate works, White Puppy Workshop’s range of classes is impressive. From crafting your own ring (from HK$580.00) to a wooden razor (HK$580.00) to a wooden teddy bear (HK$780.00).
Check out their website and drool over the beautiful woodworking.
Address: Room 907, 9/F, Seaview Centre, 139-141 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong