Alumni @ Singapore Polytechnic January 2018

"“Upcycling consumes less energy compared to recycling and we transform durable pallet wood into eco-chic, bespoke furniture,” Jackie expounded. Usually he would tear the planks piece by piece, remove the nails and heattreat them to eliminate moisture and insects. Prior to making furniture, he has to trim every piece of wood to ensure consistency in shape and thickness. 

Driven by the mission to instil the do-ityourself culture in upcycling, Jackie now runs workshops at Katong Point to teach both the young and working adults to make their own furniture. Seeing families and colleagues bond during these sessions is truly fulfilling. “When you make your own furniture, you treasure them more and are less likely to throw them away,” he reckoned."

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