If you've ever wanted to experience what it's like to french polish, including using the ancient hand rolled fad and rubber, learning to body up, using the three famous pattern movement, this is a great way to have some hands-on time with the English polisher as he takes you through the three famous steps. You will be hands-on working as a mirror to Robert, as you both give a great build and mirror finish to a piece of old furniture. It's a great way to wet your apatite, while acquiring a quick skill that you could easily repeat and practice at home. (also, this time it can be used for anything else in the trade, troubleshooting or problem solving, something you may need help with, just ask?)


1½ 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
  • Easter
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • UK Holiday
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Overseas Holiday
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