Round Rock studio Toast + Timber offers crafting classes

From left: Gina Nguyen and Lisa Tan offer craft workshops where participants can create wood signs, paint doormats and more. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
From left: Gina Nguyen and Lisa Tan offer craft workshops where participants can create wood signs, paint doormats and more. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

From left: Gina Nguyen and Lisa Tan offer craft workshops where participants can create wood signs, paint doormats and more. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Toast Timber is a Round Rock arts and craft studio that offers workshops and hosts private parties and events. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Lisa Tan and Gina Nguyen opened their Round Rock craft studio, Toast + Timber, in September 2018. The sisters-in-law said they share a passion for do-it-yourself art and empowering customers to create crafts they are proud to display in their homes.

“We really pride ourselves on the fact that you don’t have to have any experience to come here,” Nguyen said. “You can be a total beginner. We will help you through the whole process. Everything is step by step.”

Craft options range from hand-painted door mats to wood signs, seasonal door hangers, coat racks, bottle openers and more. The workshops often involve more than simply painting, Tan said. Participants can sand and stain wood boards and have the option to use power tools and mallets to create a distressed look.

“Don’t feel intimidated,” Tan said. “We walk you through each step of the workshop. It’s a lot of fun for us to empower people to know that they can actually make something worth hanging up.”

Regular workshops take place Wednesday through Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Advance reservations are required and can be made online.

“Everybody gets to work on their own project,” Tan said. “If you want to come in and work on a wood sign and your spouse wants to paint a doormat, you could do that all within the same workshop.”
Toast + Timber also hosts seasonal and themed events, from the monthly Mats and Mimosas workshop to Pizza Night.


Customers can rent the space for private parties or corporate events, Tan said. The studio is BYOB, and workshop participants can bring in food as well.

“Everything is personalized, so you really get to be as creative as you want,” Tan said. “If you have a place in your home for it, you can customize your project to fit your home decor.”

Toast + Timber

3200 Greenlawn Blvd., Ste. 140, Round Rock

737-808-4691

www.toastandtimber.com

Workshop Hours: Wed.-Fri. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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