Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 5 days



This 5 day course at our Cotswoldian workshop is designed to give the student the fundamental basics and in depth professional skills of French polishing, contemporary wood finishes and woodcare.
You will take a Mid Century Modern piece of furniture back to it's original state, or if a bit more adventurous, redesigning into a contemporary portfolio piece (See portfolio photos for inspiration).

Each student will work on one to two portfolio pieces of their choice allowing them to go through the full process within 5 working days. In between refinishing your chosen pieces we will also have numerous sample boards to complete.

The course covers the following –
French Polishing & Contemporary wood finishes -
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
Finishes – varnishes, stains, oils, polishes
Brush, rag and rubber techniques
Start up business advice.

The course is designed for groups of 1 to 4. Covid regulations in place.

Get in touch for more details of our range of courses and to book your place.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All power tools/hand tools, abrasives, masking, grain fillers, stains, stain blocking, primers, brushes and wood finishes provided.
Lunch, top coat paint choice, apron, hand gel, mask and furniture to be provided by the student.


Oliver Piepereit at OP Woodcraft


77a Northwick Business Centre
Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh
GL56 9RF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Vision impaired


5 days (9:30am to 4:30pm)

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Simone Kirwan - - #33098

Ollie's course is excellent. I went in there with little knowledge of furniture restoration and came away feeling confident and surprised at the skills I had acquired during the week I was there. From stripping, sanding, fixing and french polishing to the finished product Ollie offered guidance and support throughout. I would highly recommend this course! Thanks so much Ollie!!!!

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