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A DIY Dream Unveiled: Our Very First Workshop and the Birth of Something Beautiful

Picture this – a cozy workshop space filled with laughter, the scent of wood, and the hum of creativity. It was just a bunch of friends, no fancy tools or high expectations, just a shared interest for making things.

Under the guidance of the SF Duka Team: Sam, Justin, Maureen and Winnie, everyone built beautiful yet functional home decor items for their spaces;

Kitchen Cutlery Organizer

Pascal and Helsy teamed up to tackle a kitchen cutlery organizer. As they measured, cut, and assembled, the organizer became a testament to the beauty of collaboration and the joy that comes from creating something functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Palm-Printed Frame of Friendship

In another corner of the workshop, Kabuitu and Kabura embarked on a mission to build a giant frame. But this wasn’t just any frame—it was a canvas for memories. They later invited all of us to do palm prints for the frame, that now stands beautifully on a wall in their living room, each palm print telling a story, a tale of friendship, creativity, and the joy of doing something extraordinary together.

Hallway Bench

Emily and Kinyanjui worked on a bench, with a shoe rack at the bottom, this would go on Emm’s hallway. As the saws buzzed and the sanders danced, the bench took shape, becoming more than just a piece of furniture. It became a symbol of friendship, support, and the courage to embark on new adventures.

Gratitude Overflowing: A Heartfelt Journey

As the day unfolded, we realized the immense power of shared dreams and collective creativity. Our friends didn’t just build furniture; they laid the foundation for what would become “SF Duka’s DIY woodwork workshops”. Their support and enthusiasm were the building blocks of our vision.

Not every project was completed that day. Some pieces stood half-finished, a testament to the journey’s unpredictability. In the days that followed, we labored to complete the pieces and had them delivered to their respective makers.

The Ripple Effect: 7 Workshops Later

Fast forward, and here we are, reminiscing about that first workshop as we are about to host our 8th overall and 1st workshop this year. The journey has been a rollercoaster of laughter, creativity, and shared experiences. What began as a simple gathering of friends has grown into a community of like-minded individuals passionate about DIY and the joy of making.

Join the DIY Revolution

As we share this journey with you, we invite you to join our DIY revolution. It’s more than just building furniture; it’s about building connections, memories, and a community that celebrates the beauty of handmade creations. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a novice with a curious heart, there’s a place for you at our workshops.

Beyond the Workshop

Our first workshop was more than an event—it was a revelation. It unveiled a passion within us and sparked a flame that continues to burn brighter with each passing workshop. To our friends who joined us that day, thank you for being the architects of our dreams. To those yet to embark on this journey, we can’t wait to build, create, and laugh together.

So, here’s to the bench, the cutlery organizer, the palm-printed frame, and every creation that followed. May they stand as a testament to the power of friendship, creativity, and the joy of bringing dreams to life. As we embark on the next chapter of our DIY adventure, we invite you to be a part of the story, to create, to share, and to laugh with us.

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