A 2 day course for students who have previously attended the Introductory Wood Finishing Course or for people who have a background in wood finishing who would like to advance their skill set & learn about new materials. I would strongly recommend that students attend this course immediately after taking the Introductory course. This will cement in your mind the information and skills that you have already learnt. If that is not possible, then book onto later dates. Having already learned a lot about wood finishing theory, and honed your skills, this is your opportunity to refinish your own pieces of furniture. The suitability of all pieces will be discussed prior to the course. With expert help and advice on hand, you will devise and apply finishing systems to suit the items that you have brought along. As well as practicing finishing techniques already visited on the Introductory course, new finishing areas could be explored, such as oil finishing, heat resistant finishes, paint finishes, etc. Depending on their complexity, students will normally be working on 1 or 2 items and will also be learning from other peoples` projects. All materials will be available on site and will be charged at cost. Students will be asked to bring along some basic equipment. All projects for the Intermediate weekend will be discussed & agreed prior to the course. The first day of the course will run from 10am to 5 pm to allow for travelling & settling in & the second day from 9am to 5pm. There will be a maximum of 6 students on this course. I strongly recommend that time and budget permitting you take both the Introductory & Intermediate course at the same time.

What's included in the price?

Free tea, coffee & biscuits will be supplied. Due to food regulations, allergies & tastes we are unable to provide lunch. You should bring along your own packed lunch. All materials for your projects will be available on site unless previously agreed & will be charged for at cost price. Workshop facilities


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Philip Hodge

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Philip has been working with wood for more than a quarter of a century in one way or another. Philip Hodge is a Full Accredited Member of BAFRA (www.bafra.org.uk) Philip offers courses to people who want to learn how to do Introduction to Woodworking,Furniture Restoration,Gilding,Tool Sharpening & Tuning,Cabinet Making,Wood Finishing inc French Polishing,Veneering All courses will be personally taught by Philip Hodge and held in a workshop set in the beautiful English countryside of Suffolk.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Intermediate level
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