CNC Furniture Design Workshop - Beginner Level

  • Start Date: Dec. 14, 2019, 11 a.m.
  • End Date: Dec. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.
  • Venue: Diamond District, Domlur/Indiranagar
₹ 3,500

Flat-pack furniture is a popular trend with Industry and Consumers and a great application for Makers looking to acquire new skills, tips and projects in Digital Fabrication. Most traditional furniture is usually made painstakingly by ardent craftspeople who have been working in the trade for decades. By using a "Digital Machine" - now everybody can create the kind of furniture they have always dreamed of making! Join Makespace and Open Source Creativity for our inaugural CNC Furniture Making Workshop for anybody looking to design and manufacture their own custom furniture creations!

WHAT: CNC Furniture Workshop (Beginner Level)
WHEN: Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th December, 2019
WHERE: Mobile10x offices, 5th Floor, Tower D, Diamond District, Domlur (
--> INR 3500/- per person if registering via this instamojo URL in advance
--> INR 5000/- on-spot registration on day of event

Workshop Highlights:
* Be able to take a 2D sketch on paper to an articulate 3D CAD model
* Understand how CAD/CAM can be used in professional-grade Furniture Design
* Gain experience in using Industrial-quality CNC Machines for manufacturing real products


DAY 1: Saturday 14th December 2019 (Diamond District, Domlur)
11.00 - 11.30: Welcome, Introductions and Workshop explanation
--> Special Intro to Generative Design
11.30 - 13.00: Getting Started with Furniture Design
--> Introduction to 3D CAD design software
--> Sketch a concept piece of Furniture
--> Convert a 2D drawing to a 3D CAD model of your chosen piece of furniture
--> Basics of CNC Joinery
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 - 17.30: Design for CNC Fabrication
--> Basic understanding of CAM Toolpath strategies
--> Creating your own toolpaths for CNC Furniture Design
--> Special Demo of Generatively-designed Furniture in 3D CAD
17.30 - 18.00: Day 1 Wrap-up and Day 2 Prep

DAY 2: Sunday 15th December 2019 (nearby CNC Wood Facility)
11.00 - 11.30: Day 2 Introduction Session
11.30 - 13.00: CNC Manufacturing for Wood
--> Laser cut sample design (in small scale)
--> Preparing your design to be milled out of plywood
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 - 17.00: Manufacturing custom furniture on CNC Router
--> Manufacture individual furniture pieces on a CNC Wood Router
--> Material hold-down techniques
--> Part Finishing
17.00 - 18.00: Workshop wrap-up and Next Steps

+ Anybody above the age of 15 is welcome to register for workshop
+ You must register for the workshop via this instamojo URL to avail the price of INR 3500/- per person, anybody registering on the day of the event will be charged INR 5000/- no exceptions
+ Day 1 will be held in Diamond District (Domlur) and Day 2 will be held at a private CNC machining workshop facility nearby
+ The cost of the workshop includes know-how and methodology on how to make your own custom CNC furniture -- it does not include the price of the wood material (whatever piece of furniture you decide to manufacture -- the cost of that will have to be borne by you as an individual participant)
+ Any questions about the workshop, please contact Kavita Arora via <>