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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.

£95
Greater Manchester - Next course on 15th July 2019
Have you got an upholstery project but don’t know where start? Get help and attend our brand new ‘Bring your own’ upholstery course hosted by Upholsterer and Creative Director, Simion Hawtin-Smith. Simion will provide you with all the advice and tools you need to give your piece of furniture, a new lease of life. Whether it is an Ercol chair, an armchair, a cocktail chair or even a footstool, you are guaranteed to create something...
£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 medium piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within one or two working days. The smaller piece being for the...
£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...
£69
Cheshire - Next course on 19th July 2019
Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Grappenhall Community Centre, Warrington. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one to...
£85
Kent - Next course on 7th September 2019
Come and learn how to shabby chic an item or a frame using chalk paints and various wax finishes. We'll even show you how to make your own chalk paint.
£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...
£60
South Yorkshire - Next course on 18th August 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. Perfect for a new trader starting out or just for yourself to transform your home.
£320
Gloucestershire
This two day intermediate course at our Cotswold workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing and woodcare. Each student will work on two small or one medium sized piece of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within two working days. The course covers the following – Health and Safety Polishing materials, tools and personal set up list Stripping, neutralising and...
£59
Merseyside - Next course on 13th July 2019
Come along to one of our (one day 10am to 3pm) fun and friendly workshops at Rainford Village Hall, St Helens. Learn a variety of furniture / craft painting techniques, transform your own piece, make some new like minded friends and leave with the skills and inspiration to continue further projects at home. The workshops are from 10am to 3pm (5 hours). A small group of no more than 6, therefore you will receive one...
£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...

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