Half day French polishing Workshop



A half day course, offering practical skills and knowledge into the world of furniture restoration and french polishing includes hints and tips to create a great finish on furniture you may want to upgrade, revive, restore or refurbish. Robert is also open to creating this time to any personal requirements you may have like trouble shooting or a current project. Robert is happy to share his Fathers knowledge in the trade over the last 5 decades to help you achieve confidence to restore without hesitation after this session. Together you can unlock the myths of this ancient art, showing simple time served methods that have worked for hundreds of years.

What's included in the price?

refreshments, snacks, apron and loo :-)


3 hours

Cancellation policy

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



The Old Polishing Shop

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Learn the Art of French Polishing & Furniture Restoration. Rob Cain is a 2nd generation master French Polisher who runs his own studio, “The Old Polishing Shop,” in Grassington. He is passionate about the art of restoration and takes great pride in his work. Join Rob in his studio and learn the ancient art of french polishing & furniture restoration,bringing back old furniture to its original beauty. You will learn all the the trade secrets and pick up valuable skills you can take away to use on your amazing pieces at home,using traditional techniques,Rob is a patient and knowledgeable teacher taught by his father ,who will gladly answer any questions you have. After taking his class, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to polish any piece of furniture. So why not join Rob in his studio and learn from the best?

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Christmas
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • UK Holiday
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
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45 main street grassington , Bradford, Yorkshire , Bd235aa