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Furniture restoration courses

Furniture restoration courses and workshops offer the opportunity to learn the skills require to restore beautiful pieces of furniture and antiques to their former glory. Learn to strip and restore frames, restore patina, gilding, examine textures and textiles used, look at modern and traditional styling and of course explore the fascinating history of furniture.

£69
North Yorkshire - Next course on 22nd January 2019
Classes run in 2-hour weekly sessions £69 for 6 sessions, anytime between 1st October and 30th June. Come and learn to restore your favorite chair in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in small size classes (max 6 people) and personalised tuition. All levels welcome from beginners to advanced. Just choose the day of the week that suits you best: - Tuesday 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs - Wednesday 19.00hrs – 21.00hrs - Thursday 10.30hrs – 12.30hrs One-to-one...
£175
Gloucestershire
This one day beginners course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare and to give them a hands on day leaving them with the vital practical skills needed to refinish furniture. Each student will work on a small or large piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the...
£60
South Yorkshire - Next course on 24th February 2019
Join us for our monthly furniture painting courses held at our vintage & antique warehouse in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. You will learn how to prep, paint, wax and distress your items of furniture.
£250
East Sussex - Next course on 20th April 2019
You will learn: The fundamentals of cabinet-making will be covered, including the following: • Planing techniques, dealing with ‘wind’ and ‘cupping’, flattening wide boards and squaring narrow edges • Preparing a ‘face side’ and ‘face edge’ • Using shooting-boards to plane narrow edges • Using squares and gauges • Cutting and planing timber to a fine tolerance • Exercises to develop the effective use of saws and chisels • Setting out and cutting accurate joints...
£149
Suffolk
At Craven Conservation, join a one day furniture restoration course which is flexible to meet the needs of students. We can tailor the course for total beginners to more experienced students. You can learn a new skill, meet new people and relax by doing something different from your day job. We have facilities for all aspects of furniture restoration and decorative arts. This includes subjects like general restoration, cabinetmaking, upholstery, surface finishing, woodturning, marquetry and...
£640
East Sussex - Next course on 12th August 2019
Time to make your first piece of furniture! Or, perhaps, time to make your first accurate, crisp, precisely-made, piece of furniture. This is a great follow-on course from ‘Skills Week’ but will also happily stand alone if you have at least a little woodworking experience. Successful furniture making is based on good design, well thought out construction, and accurate execution of all the many components and joints that will be brought together to create, not...
£590
East Sussex - Next course on 8th April 2019
The Cabinetmaking Skills Week is the course you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a complete beginner this will give you the perfect grounding; if you’ve been woodworking for a while, this will be a great tune-up, sorting out any bad habits and reinforcing fundamental skills. Everything in Woodwork is based on Sharpening so this is the initial focus. You MUST have a sharpening system at your fingertips that works for you, we will look at...
£260
Bristol
This is an intensive 2 day Traditional Upholstery course based in central Bristol. £260 for 2 days including lunch and snacks. Bring your own piece of furniture to work on over the course. Alternatively you can buy a footstool from us. Our footstools are made by a local carpenter and you use all the traditional skills to upholster it from scratch. You only need to bring 1m of top fabric to cover it in. No...
£590
East Sussex - Next course on 19th August 2019
What you Will Learn: Preparing wood for finishing Colouring – using stains and chemicals Grain filling – various methods and materials Filling minor defects – various types of filler Polish – making shellac & wax polish Polishing – shellac “French polishing”, heat resistant systems, wax polish Using modern finshes, oils etc. Blending defects and repairs – cosmetic colouring systems
£59
Merseyside - Next course on 26th February 2019
One Day Workshop (10am to 3pm) in Rainford, St Helens. Ideal for beginners and intermediates. Bring your own small piece of furniture and transform it into a fresh, elegant and creative piece in this friendly and fun workshop using beautiful 'Frenchic' and 'Annie Sloan' chalk paint and accessories. You will learn a variety of techniques including preparation, painting, crackling, waxing and distressing / ageing. You will undoubtedly return home inspired to tackle further projects of...