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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

I initially booked one day with Bill to restore some Ercol dining chairs. The day was spent learning, in a very detailed manner, about the structure and work that went into Ercol pieces and how to restore them to their former beauty. Bill was extremely knowledgeable and helped me become confident in doing the work they required. I booked a second day and now feel capable of doing the work myself at home due to the teaching Bill gave me.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

I needed a good grounding on woodworking tools and their maintenance. Bill was extremely knowledgable and helpful. I will now look after my tools rather more assiduously and enjoy using them properly. An excellent day.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

I have booked sessions with Bill and it’s been incredibly helpful. The attention to detail and patience has made it a great experience and I thoroughly recommend him.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

I had a beginner’s upholstery course as a Christmas present, working on a footstool one to one with Bill. It was a great course, well planned and prepared, and Bill is a superb teacher, relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve had a great time chatting and learning. Bill has been particularly flexible with dates and he couldn’t be more helpful. I would highly recommend Craven Conservation and am already thinking about my next project!

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

An excellent day covering all the essentials. Flexible, relaxed and professional, extremely experienced. Highly recommend.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Spent a fantastic day learning about marking out, sawing, chiselling and making a lap joint. The day flew by with the help of Bill’s expert guidance and patience! Ended up with a neat six piece wooden puzzle. The day was well planned out and everything was explained clearly. Even had a go on the bandsaw and disc sander for the first time!
I would definitely recommend a course with Bill.
Will be back soon!

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Fantastic Day! Started off just about knowing where wood came from and preceded to learn about the many different tools and what they are used for, applied the learning by using Tenon Saw, general saw, plane, chisel, bandsaw, rotary sander, made wooden plugs, drilled and sanded to ultimately produce a really nice shelf out 1 plank and one length of 0.4x0.4. Bill was excellent; patient, engaging and not in anyway intimidating while I applied my ham-fisted talents. Brilliant.

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Response from Craven Conservation and Restoration Ltd:

Thank you Emily and Craig for your positive feedback, it is much appreciated. I would welcome you back just as fast! We had a really enjoyable few days. If you need any help you know where I am.

kind regards
Bill

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration in Newmarket, Suffolk.

A brilliant course, Bill the tutor is highly skilled and is a fantastic tutor. He is very knowledgeable and guided me through all elements of upholstery from Making reusable templates, woodwork and construction of frames to buttoning and the final upholstery. I really enjoyed myself and feel ready to make more! A great course and great value for money.

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Response from Craven Conservation and Restoration Ltd:

Thank you Molly for your kind comments, much appreciated. I enjoyed the 3 creative days and you produced work to be proud of. Good luck and hope to speak soon.