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Space for one’s soul

The space, machinery and tools for those who want to take up wood work and ceramics as a hobby   | Photo Credit: Prartana Sathy

On Palaniswamy Naidu Street, off Kamarajar Road in Race Course, stands a space managed by Arjun Karivardhan, an engineer by profession and wood worker by passion. Meraki Makerspace, as it is called, provides the space, machinery and tools for those who want to take up wood work and ceramics as a hobby. There are different kinds of saws, sander and a tool board mounted on the wall with clamps, hammers, measuring tapes and other carpentry paraphernalia. There is also an electric kiln that can be used to fire terracotta and ceramic.

Meraki is open, airy and has a very welcoming vibe. There is a cafeteria counter, a trussed shed acting as stockroom for lumber and an admin office. There is also a 3D printer standing in the side.

An open inviting space

An open inviting space   | Photo Credit: Prartana Sathy

Info you can use
  • Meraki Makerspace offers memberships
  • Hobby mentors can use the space to conduct workshops
  • The space will soon play host to open mics to encourage more people to showcase their talent
  • For details, visit or call call 9790599900

Meraki Makerspace, Arjun says, was initially a hobby that blossomed into something as big as this. He says it occurred to him how impractical it was for a hobbyist to stash bulky wood-working machinery at home, considering how sparingly it is used compared to other day-to-day tools! Arjun hoped there were other like-minded hobbyists like him out there who would want a forum to explore their creative side and try their hand at wood-working and ceramics. And so was born this makerspace. The term Meraki means leaving a part of oneself in the work one has created.

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