Reviews for OP Woodcraft

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Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 3 days

In-person course
Tom - - #34909

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French Polishing & Woodcare - 2 Day Beginners/Intermediate Workshop

In-person course
Barnaby Swayne - - #34444

A thoroughly enjoyable course, Ollie is professional, personable and patient, with the ability to teach in a clear and methodical manner. With Ollie's guidance, I managed to transform a small veneered chest of drawers, with pealing veneer, scratches, cup ring marks, and old wood worm holes, back to it's former glory, it was quite incredible. I would highly recommend.


French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course - 1 Day

In-person course
Ann Carter - - #34438

A really excellent day with excellent but relaxed tuition. Amazing what you can achieve. Would throughly recommend a day course & can’t wait to do 2 days.

5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Rachael Dawson - - #34322

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French Polishing & Woodcare - 2 Day Beginners/Intermediate Workshop

In-person course
Sarah T. - - #34318

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French Polishing & Woodcare - 2 Day Beginners/Intermediate Workshop

In-person course
Mike Swaddling - - #34054

Ollie's course merits a rating above Excellent. He gave clear instructions just the once and then left me to have a go myself, before coming back and gently correcting or improving my efforts. He also adapted the course structure to suit my own requirements. I went there looking for a better way of presenting my finished restorations and I came away with that in spades, plus two restored items I am immensely proud of.


Contemporary Furniture Refinishing & Upcycling with Woodcare - 2 Day Workshop

In-person course
Kerry mills - - #33925

This was a fantastic course and Ollie is a great tutor. I have learnt a lot from him about how to bring wood and furniture back to life. Due to the variety of students and furniture pieces I also had the opportunity to learn about french Polishing, stains and painting. It was a really enjoyable and relaxing 2 days. I hope to do more courses with olllie.

Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 3 days

In-person course
Alison White - - #33855

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Contemporary Furniture Refinishing & Upcycling with Woodcare - 2 Day Workshop

In-person course
Harold Chrystal - - #33800

Delighted and now inspired to do more. I very much enjoyed the 2 day course with Ollie and it was defintely wortwhile. With Ollie's guidance and very helpful instruction I now have a restored mid-century Ercol dining chair, that would otherwise have been left to languish in my garage, neglected and unloved, for years to come. I now feel confident about restoring the rest of the set, and highly recommend taking a furniture restoration course with Ollie.

French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course - 1 Day

In-person course
Kerry Davis - - #33794

Fantastic Christmas gift, I was very much a beginner in this field, I spent one day learning with Ollie and can’t wait to go back and learn more. It was great fun, very informative and I felt like I could go home and achieve similar results. My mahogany box is beautiful and feels like silk! I can’t stop looking at it!


Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 3 days

In-person course
Sara - - #33778

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Mid Century Modern Refinishing & Restoration Workshop - All levels - 3 days

In-person course
Alexis Ogden - - #33705

I attended this course with no prior knowledge of furniture restoration. I loved every minute of it especially seeing my piece of furniture transform from shabby looking chest of drawers to beautifully smooth and smart piece of retro furniture. Ollie has a wealth of knowledge to hand and the course has given me confidence to tackle future projects. Thank you.


5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Toby Jones - - #33672

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5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Sharon Harvey - - #33646

This is an excelkent course run by Oliver who is very informative, knowledgeable and patient. I have vastly improved my technique in staining and oiling, have learnt that I love the process of French polishing and that I need more practice in my furniture painting. However, I have gained the knowledge to take these forward and know that Ollie is at the end of an email for future advice. I would highly recomnend this course and would love the chance to attend another one in the future.


French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course - 1 Day

In-person course
Julie Curran - - #33215

I had a fantastic day with Ollie. He told me french polishing was a bit of a rollercoaster and he was right. Throughout the course of the day we transformed the £20 table I bought at a junkshop into a really beautiful looking piece. I could never have believed we would accomplish so much in a short space of time. Ollie is knowledgeable, patient and easy going at the same time. I will be rebooking!! Thanks Ollie.

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

In-person course
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!!!!


5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Ellie Pyke - - #33042

My partner Rhys and I run a small business selling vintage and antique furniture. We both attended the week long course and we were blown away by the amount we learned during our time with Ollie. We're now more than confident that we can tackle anything that comes our way and this will help our business tremendously.
Ollie is a fantastic teacher, explains everything with great care and patience and is very easy to get on with. Thank you so much Ollie!
Ellie Pyke
Pyke & Co Vintage

5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Sam Evans - - #33006

I have just completed the 5 day course, split over 3 weeks due to Covid. This actually worked for me really well rather than all in one week. The first couple of days are quite hard work physically. I managed to restore a mid century sideboard back to it's former glory, french polish a small table and learned how to quickly bring back the sparkle into a piece of furniture. Ollie has provided me with instructions and a shopping list after the course so I can get set up at home.


French Polishing & Woodcare - Beginners Course - 1 Day

In-person course
Sophie - - #32883

I have just done Ollie’s one day French Polishing course and I’m amazed that we managed to turn a very scruffy set of library steps into something glowing, polished and beautifully coloured in one day. I’ve learnt lots and come away with a comprehensive list of the equipment and steps I would need to attempt another piece at home. I would recommend taking something with fewer visible sides to finish than a set of steps if doing a one day course as it was a lot to get done in a day.

5 Day Professional Furniture Refinishing Workshop - Traditional & Contemporary

In-person course
Sarah W - - #32028

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