In-person course
in Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh Maker & location details

French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course - 1 Day



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 one day course and the medium/larger piece being for the two day course. The course covers the following – Health and Safety Polishing materials, tools and personal set up list Stripping, neutralising and sanding/wire wool techniques Staining and grain fillers Shellacs, touching in and waxes Brush and rubber techniques Aftercare The course is designed for groups of 1 or 2 so to maximise the students learning and for the items of furniture to be finished before the course ends. If you wanted a bespoke package then we can mix and match with my painted furniture course to make sure you gain everything you need from the workshop. Get in touch for more details of our range of courses and to book your place.

What's included in the price?

All sundries needed to polish are provided. The furniture needs to be provided by the student.


7 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



OP Woodcraft

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Tutor can travel
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Accommodation offered
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Stag dos
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77a Northwick Business Centre, , Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9RF