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Restoration of furniture and decorative objects


About the Course

The Furniture Restoration Course:
Do you have a favourite family piece of furniture that is in need of restoration? Do you have a boot sale find that could use a little care to bring out its full value and beauty? Paul will help you learn the craft of Furniture Restoration by working on your own pieces. These can be anything from a small decorative item owned by a great grandparent or a museum quality 18th century Chippendale chair.
Paul will guide you through any repair or restoration from a good clean and wax to replacing detailed marquetry pieces. However, if you want to learn a specific craft skill, Paul can design a specific series of exercises to achieve your goal.

The Tutor:
Paul has spent a lifetime working with wood. He began by studies as a young lad, followed by traditional internship as cabinet maker. Paul followed his years as a maker with over 25 years as the furniture restorer at The Wallace Collection in London – working on one of the premier collections of 18th Century French Furniture. This was followed by 10 years as the course leader for the Furniture Restoration course at Bucks New University in High Wycombe.

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What's included in the price?

All tools and supplies are made available. There may be a small material charge in some circumstances.


Ernest Riall, Phd at The Wooburn Craft School, Ltd
Town Lane
Wooburn Town
HP10 0PJ
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  • Teenagers

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30 hrs, Every other Saturday, Sunday or Monday

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Paul Tear MBE teaches this class and brings over 40 years of experience with him. I have attended Paul's classes for a number of years and continue to learn new methods of restoring and conserving antique furniture and artefacts. Paul is a very pleasant, kind and patient person and has a great passion for passing on his experience and expertise to help others with their restoration projects.

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